Why The Neutralist? The term Isolationist implies a narrow Fortress America outlook and is used as an epithet. The term Neutralist does not indicate someone hiding out from the world. No one calls the Swiss isolationists. The Wilsonian world view is old, tired and wrong. Our interventions have been less and less successful and now the failure can no longer be covered up.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Lest we forget
As to remembering 911, I'm all for it. Remember that it led us into two wars that have no purpose and have aided in our collapse.
Let's remember the chickenhawks who cheerlead and never went.
Please tell me what is to win in Iraq and Afghanistan? OBL did not attack us with a carrier fleet. The thing to do was tighten the borders, not send an army to not catch the bogeyman.
On the AntiWar.com blog it has been noted that we have passed 1,000 dead in the Afghan debacle. It is the flower of our youth dead to no purpose other than that noted in Burkeman's comment.
The war against the "Taliban" is a jobs work program. It is a low level war with tolerably low casualties (for Americans) but supremely profitable overhead.