Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 95 E300
Location: Inside my head
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I don't believe that to be the case. Bush's elective war introduced new generations of Arabs/Muslims et al to a very tangibly understandable example of the US exercising global hegemony. It's one thing to try and understand our tacit approval of Israel's flagrant abuses of their neighbors, but when young eyes see the US flag abusing Arab/Muslim prisoners, bombing Arab/Muslim civilians, shooting Arab/Muslim women and children, that sets up an entirely different precedence of comprehension. Obama's task is all that much harder because of the counterproductive efforts of his predecessor. Given that he's already kowtowed to AIPAC, I doubt he's all the committed to doing much more than window dressing anyway, but that's another issue.
You may be right.
Hard to tell.
If all war did was breed another generation of warriors in a geometrically escalating progression then we would never have peace between nations.
Wars also can result in a loss of the will to fight. I wont bother with an historical list, but I'm sure you're aware of it.
The biggest problems we are facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all and thatís what I intend to reverse.
~ Senator Barack H. Obama