We told them after they disbanded the Warsaw Pact that we could not expand NATO, not one inch. And we did that, we lied.
“Sometimes, war is sold like a consumer product, where there’s a lot of hype and a lot of hope,” said Bill Astore, a retired U.S. Air Force veteran and a senior fellow with the Eisenhower Media Network. “That is contrary to the reality we often see.”
It was, of course, not to be and today we once again find ourselves on an increasingly apocalyptic planet. To quote Pink Floyd, the child is grown and the dream is gone. All too sadly, Americans have become comfortably numb to the looming threat of a nuclear Armageddon. And yet the Bulletin of Atomic Scientist’s Doomsday Clock continues to tick ever closer to midnight precisely because we persist in building and deploying ever more nuclear weapons with no significant thought to either the cost or the consequences.
The Iraq War wasn’t an honest mistake. It was a calculated effort executed to fulfill a political agenda.
What we were doing didn’t have anything to do with national defense.
Most Americans don’t even understand that war is real when they are watching it on television.
Here I am 20 years later and still talking about it today
Americans have a lot less to be proud of than we think.