“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Broadcast on 03/23/05 BBC

Why We Fight

What are the forces that shape and propel American militarism? This award-winning film [an hour 39 min. viewing] provides an inside look at the anatomy of the American war machine.

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life?

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See Also:

How weapons makers are shaping U.S. Military and Foreign Policies:

As a result of a rash of military-industry mergers encouraged and subsidized by the Clinton administration, the “Big Three” weapons makers–Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Raytheon–now receive among themselves over $30 billion per year in Pentagon contracts.

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And Also Visit:

Notes from Sept 11, 2001:

Rumsfeld Looking for Way to Attack Iraq

Thursday, February 16, 2006
DoD staffer’s notes from 9/11 obtained under FOIA

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If it were proved to me that in making war, my ideal had a chance of being realized, I would still say “No” to war. For one does not create human society on mounds of corpses.
Louis Lecoin – French pacifist leader

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