Syria – Fri, Sept. 6th, 2013

Syria – Fri, Sept. 6th, 2013

BACEVICH INTERVIEW

And I found that shocking. And since then, I have becoming absolutely convinced that that was a fundamental error. We are the strongest military power in the world. And in some measures, we may be the strongest military power that the world has ever seen. But that’s not been good for the country. Now I’m not a pacifist. I don’t want to have a weak military. I want to have a strong military.

But I want to have a military that is, in fact, is configured and used to advance the well-being of us, with no pretentions that we can somehow shape the world to do our bidding. Rather, a military that is configured with an acute awareness of the things we need here at home, of our shortcomings. It’s fascinating to me to hear President Obama say that over and over again.

And then to see President Obama not act on that inclination. He seems to understand at some level that this militarization of US policy, and this militarization of the American mentality, that there’s something wrong there. And yet as ostensibly the most powerful man in the world, he’s done next to nothing to reverse it. And my guess is that, you know, 50 years from now, if people are — when historians are evaluating his presidency, that’ll be one of the things that he’s really going to get marked down on.

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