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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Perpetual War Is The Health Of The Perpetually Growing State

Jacob Hornberger blogs about the War On Terrorism today (May 31, 2006) at http://www.fff.org/blog/jghindex.asp:

The beauty of the “war on terrorism,” from the standpoint of the big-government crowd, is that it will never come to an end because there are always going to be terrorists somewhere to bring in, dead or alive. Voila! Perpetually growing, everlasting federal budgets!

And the other beautiful part of the “war on terrorism” is that many Americans believe that terrorism is a mysterious disease that suddenly and unexpectedly strikes a nation, sort of like inflation, and that it can’t possibly have anything to do with the U.S. government’s foreign policy of invasions, wars of aggression, occupations, sanctions, embargoes, assassinations, coups, foreign aid, and support of dictatorships, or the killing of innocent families, including women and children, such as the killings that recently took place in Haditha, Iraq.

Talk about self-inflicted wounds!

Nota Bene: The title of this post is a takeoff on Randolph Bourne's famous saying, "War Is The Health Of The State", discussed by Wendy McElroy at http://www.wendymcelroy.com/articles/warfreem.html.


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