"The Roman Empire used this tactic in the latter years of the Empire. The Roman Army was made up of foreigners from provinces distant to Rome, who gained Roman citizenship after completing their term of service. The US has just announced the same policy."
If the wars in the Middle East actually had merit, other than fighting for oil and corporate profits I would be 100% behind it. As it stands, our leadership has not proven they can handle this war with the right decisions. Even the generals and commanders "down in the trenches" over there have problems with the way the DOJ is handling the war. Unfortunately decisions are being made by the Whitehouse for political reasons, and not to ensure our freedoms.
Every month that goes by everything gets worse over there, we spend another several billion dollars, more soldiers die and tons more civilians die. We can't supply our troops properly, they aren't getting the right ammunition or protection either. As a nation if we have to go into someones land and prove a point, it has better be for a really good reason. I still can't find one here.
The United States is so far gone because of our out of control corporations and lobby groups for the big military and oil companies. We are not in a free market anymore, we are in a fascist government who works at the bidding of these same greedy men who rot our society day in and day out.
Lets bring our troops home from the Middle East. We need to work on our homefront quite a bit more before we start telling people how to run theirs. I still advocate a presence in the International Theater, just not for war fighting, but for aid and intelligence.
"Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone." -- John Maynard Keynes
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