Chomsky: NATO Should Immediately Disband!

Despite the costly maintenance of the US Military, which spends half of the world's military expenditure, and the financial crisis, President Obama has shown no desire to limit his military spending. "In reality there is little sign of CHANGE. You may have noticed that despite the financial crisis there is no serious attempt to limit US military spending since Obama became president. They may cancel some expensive high tech projects, because you don't need those sort of planes for the sort of wars we have now. The United States wants to recruit Eastern European nations to join NATO because they think they will be prepared to send soldiers to fight those sort of wars."
Yeah, right?

Lawrence Korb Assures Us 10+ More Years in Afghanistan!

In his speech at the University of Pittsburgh, this former Obama advisor assured his audience that by voting for Obama, we are now condemned to at least ten years of war in Afghanistan. After an amused smirk for those who wanted peace, he assured his bewildered audience that we would now be paying a high price for choosing Obama as President of our United States. He also attempted to "sell" Obama's election by assuring the audience that Afghanistan would now surely "become a narco state". WOW! That is certainly worth fighting and dying for! Give us more good news.
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Why Martin Luther King would speak against war in Afghanistan.

In 1967 Dr. Martin Luther King lashed out at the US government over the Vietnam War. His speech: "Beyond Vietnam: A time to break the silence" not just to raise parallels between Vietnam and Afghanistan, which are certainly growing with President Obama's mission creep calls for military escalation. Dr. King's speech also illustrates how fighting a long war abroad grossly depletes our government's wherewithal to handle a more critical socioeconomic crisis at home. Dr. King saw the war as undermining our ability to fight the "unconditional war on poverty". "... I watched the (program for the destitute) eviscerated as if it were some idle political plaything of a society gone mad on war, and I knew that America would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued to draw men and skills and money like some demonic destructive suction tube. So I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor and to attack it as such."