Tragic answers to simple questions
Submitted by vastleft on Sun, 02/28/2010 - 9:03am
[T]he plain fact is that America's military empire is unsustainable. It is going to be diminished, degraded and finally lost, one way or another, at some point or another. The only question is whether Americans want to control that process themselves -- to dismantle their empire carefully, responsibly, and beneficially, on their own terms, in a way that would renew the nation's prosperity and opportunity -- or if they want to see it collapse around their ears, in blood and ruin, blighting their lives and the lives of their children for generations.
A. We'd prefer to wait until it collapses around our ears, in blood and ruin, blighting our lives and the lives of our children for generations. It's all part of being "uniquely American."