War in Afghanistan
December 03, 2009
War in Afghanistan "It would be a mistake to assume that the only motivation for the war in Afghanistan is oil. The whole agenda of military and business interests in the region and the continuing necessity to prop-up an arcane military Keynesianism, especially through the expenditure of funds for weapons, however immoral and in violation of international law, is of paramount importance to the military-industrial complex running this country. Until the people wake up to the message contained in Eisenhower's farewell address, we will face unending wars made by Washington policymakers. Warning against the 'unwarranted influence' of the 'military-industrial complex,' Eisenhower prophesied about the 'potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power.'"

---Fran Shor, professor at Wayne State University (Nov. 25, 2001, Common Dreams.org)

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