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I'm betting on versions of a "Civilian Corp." It's a predictable solution to two problems: expanding DoD budget and recruiting thousands of unemployed bodies during recession... When combat duty boggles the imagination, saying yes to the world's finest health care is a plausible hook.

GWB repackaged USAID/Peace Corp in his last state of the union address. (USAID is a financial black hole, of course, but have you ever read Chomsky on the US ground game in SE Asia prior to Nam?) Every Democratic candidate since Jan '07 has incorporated a flavor of this quasi-military, "public-private" programming into their foreign policy as distinct from  fiscal stimulus platform.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Jan 7th, 2008 at 11:18:17 AM EST
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