Grand illusion

Costs of war and empire
The election results of November and the firing of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld have raised hopes of a significant change in U.S. foreign policy. Many blame Rumsfeld and the neoconservative idealogues for the disaster in Iraq, while neocons protest that Rumsfeld’s “light army” strategy is the real problem. Some things should improve simply by virtue of the demise of Rumsfeld and the neocons’ loss of credibility.


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