An excellent appraisal of war's cost and its use to the corporate state appears at Truthdig this morning. Author Chris Hedges writes a compelling call to action:
Stop Begging Obama and Get Mad
By Chris Hedges
"The right-wing accusations against Barack Obama are true. He is a socialist, although he practices socialism for corporations. He is squandering the country’s future with deficits that can never be repaid. He has retained and even bolstered our surveillance state to spy on Americans. He is forcing us to buy into a health care system that will enrich corporations and expand the abuse of our for-profit medical care. He will not stanch unemployment. He will not end our wars. He will not rebuild the nation. He is a tool of the corporate state."
(read the whole article at the link above)