Monday, September 17, 2007

Wearing out our welcome

from The Christian Century:

Tax dollars at work

"According to Chalmers Johnson in his book Nemesis, officially the U.S. has 737 military bases located in 132 of the 190 countries belonging to the United Nations. But the official count fails to mention bases in Israel, Afghanistan, Iraq and several other Middle Eastern countries. ...Johnson concludes that the total number of overseas bases is over 1,000 and that even the Pentagon doesn't know how many there are for certain."

COMMENT: No wonder our status as a nation is at an all-time low. If citizens of this country do not believe that we are truly an empire, they are deluding themselves. But no big surprise--look at our leader.


Jan said...

True--look at our leader!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Look at the emperor of our empire. He has no clothes.

sharecropper said...

Ya just havta wonder what the world would be like without military bases. What if we had peace bases - I think they used to be called embassies.

Cynthia said...

Well said, all of you.