“War-mongering is self-justifying. If you bungle a war in Iraq, it does not mean you need to sit back and reflect on the bungling. It means you should make more war, lest Iraq become a base for your enemies. If Vladimir Putin violates Ukrainian sovereignty, it is evidence for a more muscular approach. If he doesn’t, than it is evidence that he fears American power. If there are no terrorist attacks on American soil, than drones must be right and our security state must be effective. If there are attacks, then our security state must increase its surveillance, and more bombs should be dropped. Violence begets violence. Peace begets violence. The circle continues.”
Ta-Nehisi Coates, on Condoleezza Rice’s short memory of the Iraq War and war-mongering as a whole. (via theatlantic)Reblogged from theatlantic
The benefits of not staying down, the joy of being sneaky, and Leo Kruger dies on the way back to his home planet; this is the latest episode of nXt.