Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Maybe We Shouldn't Study War So Much

While discussing Romney's foreign policy team, Colin Powell gave the following sound advice:
"Look at the world. There is no pure competitor of the United States of America.  All the problems we talk about in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran ... they count about 700 million people in a world of seven billion. What are the rest of them doing? They're increasing their economies, they're building wealth, they're educating their kids, they're building their infrastructure. That's what we need to be doing."
A little Louis Armstrong might help make the point.



2 comments:

larry kurtz said...

ICYMI: Powell says he hasn't yet committed to Obama in 2012 on NPR's ATC.

Anonymous said...

Same thing former general and President Eisenhower said in his farewell address - every dollar wasted on the military-industrial-congressional complex takes food off the table, takes education out the classroom, takes research out of the laboratories, takes infrastructure out of the cities and states.