Saying what “we” should have done is like politicians saying "the American people want…"
I’ve got nothing to do with any of it and get really tired of big shots telling the world what I want.
I am, after all, one of those American people.
I didn’t support the war on Iraq - marched against it in Seattle - our French student marched against it in Spain, and our son marched against it in New York City. Other voices are always drowned out by politicians in the name of “patriotism.” Mr. Cole, you have a nice platform. Why don’t you help in the re-defining of the words “national defense.” There is so much we need to do to “defend” our country. How about the army and the air force training soldiers to defend us against climate disasters, putting the to work on infrastructure re-building. Like all empires, I’m afraid, our undoing will come from the big shots who continue to make lots and lots of money off privatizing war, schools, prisons, utilities, roads and bridges, etc. As the Englishmen said when he saw the Irish starving - their warehouses full of food they had produced, but were not allowed to eat, “It’s just business.” Human beings are commodities - the sooner this ends, the better.