Limits of empire. Afghanistan War and more

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Marc Cooper

We can’t fight a couple of wars, not raise taxes AND deploy any meaningful domestic programs that will get 15% of the population back to steady work and 25% of our kids off of food stamps. We can’t keep reality show gate-crashers from getting into slashing proximity of the President of the United States. We can’t stop a nutted-out Army shrink from plugging a band of his brothers at Fort Hood.

What on earth makes anyone sane think we have the power to fix Afghanistan?

And just who benefits from the empire? Certainly not most of us.