The Business of America Is War

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William Astore: If patriotism is famously the last refuge of the scoundrel, it’s also the first recourse of those seeking to mobilize customers for the latest bloodletting exercise in combat as commerce.

Not Your Parents’ Peace Movement

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Rebecca Griffin: With a few clicks of a mouse, you can see every vote your representatives have taken on everything from wasting billions of dollars on missile defense to throwing up roadblocks to closing Guantanamo Bay.

We Lost Our Humanity in Vietnam

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William Astore: In a war in which commanding generals rewarded American troops for generating high enemy body count and punished those “slackers” who didn’t kill enough of the enemy, small wonder that Vietnam became an American killing field and a breeding ground for atrocity.

Syria War Wariness Should Remain

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Ivan Eland: Although such a strike would have bad repercussions for the United States in the Middle East region and violate international law, at least Obama went against the Korean War precedent to reconnect with the founders.

Mobilizing for War, Not Jobs

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Carl Bloice: What if the White House had, at any point over the past four or so years, mobilized the full force it now deploys for permission to bomb Syria on behalf of a measure to deal with the tenacious joblessness and growing economic insecurity we see around us every day?”

Angelenos Say “No War On Syria”

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Ed Rampell: Despite their diverse opinions, all of the demonstrators seemed to agree that hitting a hornet’s next with a stick woud not only not bring about peace, but will only worsen the situation.

When In Doubt, Say “Hitler”

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JP Sotille: Faced with sparse domestic and international support for launching expensive cruise missiles into the middle of a civil war, Kerry re-booted the Hitler franchise by comparing Syria’s Bashar al-Assad to history’s first name in unchecked evil.

Is Obama Walking Into An Impeachment Trap?

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Kevin Zeese: He began his presidency prematurely winning the Nobel Peace Prize and could end it being impeached for starting an illegal war without congressional or UN approval – violating both domestic and international law.

If the British Can Stop Their Government From Waging War in Syria, Why Can’t We?

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Joseph Palermo: Today, once again, it feels like we’re being herded into supporting a military action in Syria that will end up, like the Iraq War, making the world an even more dangerous place than it is now. Then, as now, we see influential journalists tripping over themselves to fall into line.

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