Arming the World

Sometimes we try to justify this unsavory business on the cynical ground that by rationing out the means of violence we can somehow control the world’s violence. The fact is that we cannot have it both ways. Can we be both the world’s leading champion of peace and the world’s leading supplier of the weapons of war?

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  1. James A. Lamb says:

    Hi, Bryan.

    Can we? Absolutely. Should we? Good question. We did the same thing in Afghanistan against the Russians, which eventually gave rise to Al Qaida. And now we want to arm the Libyan rebels. What kind of blowback will that have in 20-30 years?

    Tony
    http://tonylamb.wordpress.com

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