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Well, Obama was elected as a peace dove. But the reality is such that he now looks much more of a war-monger than his predecessor. The war in Iraq is not over, the war in Afghanistan is going to be lost, there is a new war in Libya, and a number of an uncapped (as appears from Obama’s interview to the BBC) raids and military actions elsewhere in the world.
Well, how many more American soldiers need to die in overseas missions, how many more terrorist attacks are needed against the US and its allies all over the world, and how many more countries, along with Pakistan, need to be alienated to the extent that government forces start firing at American aircraft, before US lawmakers and executives realize that something is going wrong?
Ad majorem Dei gloriam - To the greater glory of God - is the centuries-old Jesuit motto. It seems that Obama might rewrite this as “ad majorem US gloriam”.
reply to post by nothingbutlemons
The Taliban hates us, so why would we just leave and tell them we are weak. The problem is I don't think we can win, or admit a failure. So either way we are screwed.