Tuesday, October 14, 2014

We Don’t Need Another Good War

-Ron Paul
Finally, a good war. And the neocons are ready. That is, ready to send somebody else’s kids and money to do the fighting.

The stage is set. Escalation of the Middle East war is progressing nicely. ISIS is an easy target and the emotions are running high. The internationalists, the war profiteers, the neocons, for decades have been searching for the good war. Since World War II the search has persisted. The results so far have been no victories, millions of casualties, a huge financial burden and a steady erosion of our liberties here at home. For the past 24 years, the search for the good war has accelerated and has concentrated on the Middle East region. The Bushes and the Clintons failed. President Obama, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, was optimistic: end the bad war in Iraq and pursue the good war against Afghanistan. McCain and Graham kept their hopes high, but over and over again the US failed to act like true aggressors and send in enough troops and drop enough bombs to bring about a truly good war.