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  •  Yes. I guess you could say this is the POTUS... (2+ / 0-)
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    willrob, Nowhere Man

    leading, something congress critters and media pundits alike have accused him of not doing.

    Now, Congress should follow.

    "Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone" - John Maynard Keynes

    by markthshark on Fri May 24, 2013 at 03:20:02 AM PDT

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    •  Maybe I'm too skeptical. (4+ / 0-)
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      markthshark, Serendipity, native, Odysseus

      When I think of the Pentagon, and how that whole cloth is so tightly woven, I don't know. Military force requires gear and hardware. Those contracts end up in congressional districts everywhere. Not to mention swaying people using the politics of fear. Have enough people wised up? There are so, so many other things we need to get done.
      I'd say there's a hell of a lot riding on this, in a big picture, directional sort of way. At the same time, unraveling the AUMF looks almost impossible.

      •  I do share your concerns... (0+ / 0-)

        The MIC has become almost omnipotent during the latter half of the 20th Century.

        And it's yet to show any signs of enervation in the 21st.

        The People have to really get behind this.

        "Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone" - John Maynard Keynes

        by markthshark on Fri May 24, 2013 at 04:30:22 AM PDT

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      •  Don't forget all of the other profits to be made (1+ / 0-)
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        bronte17

        from having a "war."

        Just having the Department of Homeland Security and the TSA has been such a boon - think of the billions if not trillions we have paid over the last decade.

        Ironically, there was a story recently about someone who "invented" an explosive device detector and made millions only to have it later revealed that the device, purchased by several governments and their security entities, was a complete scam.

        The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions. James Russell Lowell

        by Serendipity on Fri May 24, 2013 at 05:04:08 AM PDT

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