Since WWII, here is a brief recollection of America’s wars:
· Bay of pigs, Cuba
· Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia
· Dominican republic
· Desert storm – Iraq
· Iraq again, and
· Enduring freedom – too many places to catalog
· Next up: Syria
That’s just the last 70 years – the list for the entire 20th century is considerably longer and includes wars in the Philippines, Nicaragua, Mexico, Haiti, Dominican republic (again), and, of course, Europe.
This listing is not to suggest that each component weighs equally with the others.
There could be something to be said for the current administration’s efforts to not add to this list. Well, at least until this week. Perhaps it would be best if Mr. Obama returned to Martha’s Vineyard?
What is America’s great attraction to war? Who is behind all this war business?
Cui bono? Besides the politicians that is.