For sixteen years the US has been at war in the Middle East and North
Africa, running up trillions of dollars in expenses, committing untold
war crimes, and sending millions of war refugees to burden Europe, while
simultaneously claiming that Washington cannot afford its Social
Security and Medicare obligations or to fund a national health service
like every civilized country has.
Considering the enormous social needs that cannot be met because of
the massive cost of these orchestrated wars, one would think that the
American people would be asking questions about the purpose of these
wars. What is being achieved at such enormous costs? Domestic needs are
neglected so that the military/security complex can grow fat on war
The lack of curiousity on the part of the American people, the media,
and Congress about the purpose of these wars, which have been proven to
be based entirely on lies, is extraordinary. What explains this
conspiracy of silence, this amazing disinterest in the squandering of
money and lives?