Not only is "our" Empire and Endless destroying our world, but the huge amount of money involved is also ruining our Great Country. As a professor of history and international relations at Boston University, Andrew Bacevich is uniquely well qualified to give our moribund citizens a much overdue wake-up call, before our unique nation ceases to exist. Bacevich served twenty-three years in our US Army, retiring with the rank of colonel. He is the author of several books, including The New American Militarism; The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism, and his newest, Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War, which is, sadly, our current condition. Basevich opens with the moment which was for him a turning point: Shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, he was still in the army, and he observed former Soviet soldiers attempting to peddle bits and pieces of Soviet military gear, all of it junk. At that point, he began to realize that in the near future, the soldiers of our USA would be forced into a similar nightmare. Eventually, he began to realize that an effective approach to national security is one that will keep us safe, but not one which depletes our resources and drains our prosperity.
Please click on my headline to read the essential reasoning behind this brilliant analysis of the current destruction of our economy by President Obama and his clueless predecessor!