"Andrew Bacevich is the soldier turned writer who’s still unlearning and puncturing the Washington Rules of national security. The rules have turned into doctrines, he’s telling us, of global war forever. He is talking about the scales that have fallen from the eyes of a slow learner, as he calls himself — a dutiful, conformist Army officer who woke up at the end of the Cold War twenty years ago to the thought that the orthodoxy he’d accepted was a sham.
|Bush Free Speech Zone photo op|
Look at the faces of these troops
Look at the AA on his right, wow
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Andrew Bacevich’s military career ran from West Point to Vietnam to the first Gulf War in 1991. The short form of the story he’s been writing for a decade now is: how unexamined failure in Vietnam became by today a sort of repetition compulsion in Iraq and Afghanistan. Washington Rules is Andrew Bacevich’s fourth book in a project to unmask American empire, militarism, over-reach and what sustains them." - from Radio Open Source, where there's also a podcast with Bacevich.
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It is Orwellian that we just went through a midterm election and one of the main topics regarding ending the hemorrhaging of money from our economy was not ending these ill conceived Wars. Just think back the Corporate Teabag Mickey's don't mention it. The MSM did not mention it as a mid term election issue. What is going on here?
I am a vet from the Vietnam Era and this soldier is on point. The Powell Doctrine is the legacy of Colin Powell and his boss that reflects the positive lessons we learned from Nam. Obama needs to read his book Washington Rules, if he has not already. The Powell Doctrine (PD) is the key to ending the Bush Iraq war. PD is also key to the Presidents second term ending of the Bush Afghanistan war.
The Bush Doctrine of preemptive war that lasts for John - Anti-Vitamin McCain's 100 years is madness. More people need to see, think and talk about what this old soldier Dr. Bacevich has to say.
Source: Elle D'Coda of Amplify.com