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?