If you have "no place to go," come here!

Well said, General David M. Shoup

And well done, Mike for posting this quotation:

I believe that if we had and would keep our dirty, bloody, dollar-soaked fingers out of the business of these nations so full of depressed, exploited people, they will arrive at a solution of their own -- and if unfortunately their revolution must be of the violent type because the "haves" refuse to share with the "have-nots" by any peaceful method, at least what they get will be their own, and not the American style, which they don't want and above all don't want crammed down their throats by Americans. -- General David M. Shoup, Commandant of the Marine Corps 1960-63, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor

The empire is wrong, and we can't afford it. Why are we hanging on to it?

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Submitted by lizpolaris on

From this source, Gen. Shoup's statement was made at a speech on the occasion of Junior College World Affairs Day in Los Angeles.

You're right - this empire thing has never worked out well for us.

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Submitted by Ian Welsh on

On aggregate you can't afford it, no. But a lot of powerful people are getting very rich off it.