Thursday, February 25, 2010

Permanent War Economy Electric Boogaloo, V. 2

A new milestone reached in Afghanistan, and a sad desensitization here at home:
Others see a fundamental change in American foreign policy after almost nine years of combat. "The American people and the governing class have accepted that war has become a permanent condition," said retired Army Col. Andrew Bacevich, a history professor at Boston University whose son was killed in Iraq in 2007. "Protracted war has become a widely accepted part of our politics."

What a difference a decade makes.

More on the permanent war economy here, here and here.