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So, has everybody got over the attack of the shits they had with the financial crisis and the end of Bush, and now it's just business as usual all over again? (See Foreign Policy and now this?).

Oh, message from the Moustache of Understanding who was in Europe recently and heard the same message from his taxi driver and the faceless bureaucrats in Brussels and some guy on a blog called ET:

Kaplan: Suck.On.This!

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Dec 5th, 2009 at 03:55:20 PM EST
He said that Iraq was attacked "because we could" (and thus as a demonstration of force for others). I think he is right that US policy has been as simple-minded as "suck on this" - except that it has even failed to achieve this.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Dec 6th, 2009 at 06:55:41 PM EST
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