Quote of the Day

"Fixing Iraq or Afghanistan ends up taking precedence over fixing Cleveland or Detroit."—Retired US Army colonel and professor of international relations at Boston University Andrew J. Bacevich, Sr., whose new book, Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War, argues that "the nation's national security leaders have put the U.S. on an unsustainable path to perpetual war," pointing out the oughtta-be-obvious fact that perpetual war renders us unable to invest in our own communities and thus leaves us vulnerable in ways masked by rhetoric about nebulous terrorist threats.

(Previous Bacevich being smart.)

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