I am not for starting another war, but his point is actually a good one and should be considered. If you think something is worthy of time and resources, then you should not only do it part way.
It is true that in WWII it would have done us no good to take out Germany and do nothing about Japan and Italy. It was an interesting parallel.
The problem here is in the proposed response to the problem, not the identification of the problem. Yeah, we should not be tied up in an unnecessary war in Iraq and we should learn from the russians about fighting in Afganistan.
In situations like this wars DO NOT work. Period. That's what makes him so scary. Wars now serve to funnel money to contractors.
We have a lot of great examples of it today. We create finance "reform" with no additional oversight of organizations like Freddie Mac/Mae.
As an independent, can you tell me what sort of oversight was missing from Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae, what that caused, and what sort of changes need to be put in place? Because to be honest, when I dig into this, the majority of what;'s being said about these companies is political propaganda directed at services for people who are less well off.
in2pecs said We have healthcare "reform" with no real cost cutting plan (should really be called insurance reform). We have a bailout that is putting a lot of dollars in someones pockets, but not creating any new jobs... the assumed real goal of the program.