Posts Tagged ‘ military industrial complex ’

Americans Should Walk a Mile In Iran’s Shoes

February 10, 2012
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Americans Should Walk a Mile In Iran’s Shoes

I’m no fan of Iran, but if Americans stopped for a second and reversed the roles, we might approach the relationship differently. Image Iranian spies had instigated and funded a successful coup against the President Eisenhower in 1953 and replace...

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Time To Find Our Own Way Home

August 25, 2011
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Time To Find Our Own Way Home

You gotta dance with them what brung ya, unless them what brung ya is under the bleachers blowing a banker, taking in from behind by a Chinese outsourcing firm part owned by an American multinational, and giving hand jobs to oil and pharma CEOs. In that case, you dance with whomever pleases you and you…

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Cost of War Threatens More Americans than Terrorists Do

June 15, 2011
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Cost of War Threatens More Americans than Terrorists Do

Suddenly Afghanistan is closer and more dangerous At lunch I bumped into an old bike racing buddy, who tells me over a parting handshake that he is leaving for Afghanistan tomorrow to take a job with a defense contractor. The recession has devastated his small business. “Good money, I hope?” “Oh yeah,” he smiles. “Money’s…

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