Politics and current affairs: a peripheral perspective
A person who thinks that any problems can be solved by war must be frothing mad!The US has already been essentially bankrupted by the Iraq war. It is not the sub-prime mortgage fiasco that has sent the USD into a tailspin but the cost of the Iraq war. China and Japan are both saying sell, sell, sell US dollars so it will keep going down (I hope I am wrong). I hope someone leads these poor souls gently back to their nice green rooms and makes sure they have taken their tablets.
The point I would've made if I was better at editing around an embedded object is that Giuliani is, from a social perspective, a fairly mild Republican: pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, not inclined to pontificate about family values. So to see the extreme hawkishness of his foreign policy team is doubly terrifying. The US MUST vote for a Democrat in 08, it's even more important to me than voting out Howard. But even that won't solve the problem fully: Hillary has been acting pretty darn hawkish herself, and even Barack Obama felt compelled to announce that he would bomb Pakistan given half a chance (well, he didn't say it quite like that, but that was the gist). The Bush years have done so much damage by fostering this us-against-the-world mentality, it's going to take an awful lot of undoing no matter who gets voted in.
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