[Marxism] Obama and GOP support for Afghanistan

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Sat Sep 5 16:07:58 MDT 2009



Louis posted an article from the NY Times 
on Obama quoting Andrew Bacevich, "a professor 
of international relations and history
at Boston University" according to the Times. 
What was not mentioned was that he was also an 
armored cavalry brigade commander in Desert 
Storm and that his own son was killed in action
in Iraq. He has now become a leading academic 
critic of American militarism.

>Andrew J. Bacevich, a professor of international relations and 
history
>at Boston University, said, ?There was a time, back in 2003 and 
2004,
>when it was possible to drum up popular support for the war by 
>attaching to the argument claims that the United States of America 
was >eliminating evil and advancing democracy and women?s rights.

>?But this is many years later, with the economy in shambles, 5,000
>American soldiers dead in Iraq and Afghanistan, and those notions 
are >no longer as compelling as they might have been. War 
exhaustion sets >in,? said Professor Bacevich, author of ?The 
Limits of Power: The End >of American Exceptionalism.?





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