Wars are extremely profitable businesses in a hyper-capitalist society such as the United States. The military industrial complex which Dwight D. Eisenhower warned us about seems to be spoiling to achieve ever higher dividends. The captains of American industry do not send their sons to war. The poor and the working class contribute their blood while the capitalists collect their war profits.
When it comes to stopping the adventures in Iraq and Afghanistan, Barack Obama has been a great disappointment. Now, according to a report published today in the The New York Times he may be looking for an excuse in order to start a new war in the Korean peninsula.
We have close to fifteen million unemployed and 47 million without health insurance. For the capitalists those things do not seem to be important problems. Wars are more profitable.
SHAME ON THEM!