Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Cost of Empire

  • "Fiscal conservatism must extend to reining in the warfare state, not just the welfare state," reads The American Conservative's blurb introducing Lawrence Korb and Christopher Preble's article — Militarism We Cannot Afford. "The Pentagon, too, is big government."

  • Reminding us that already "we have poured in scores of thousands of troops, spent $300 billion, lost 1,000 soldiers and seen thousands more wounded," Patrick J. Buchanan, speaking of our president, says that "saying the U.S. can succeed in the next 12 months in what we have failed to accomplish, at a rising cost in blood and money, for the last eight years, is not credible" — What Price Afghanistan?
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