You're standing on my neck
I guess I'll try to get my point across one more time and hope you understand it...
Originally Posted by Dolphins9954
Zinn is saying Democrats are just as agressive as Republicans in regards to militarism. And Obama is a Democratic politician. I agree with this and have never refuted it. (Although before Bush, I was under the impression that Democrats were actually more in favor of militarism than Republicans to be honest, I could be wrong but that was my impression at the time.)
Anyway, I do disagree when you say Obama is the same as Bush. Bush is not typical in my mind. The Bush administration was exceptionally hawkish and the Iraq war was not simple American militarism. It was an exceptionally stupid and exceptionally pointless war. The Iraq threat existed only in the minds of the administration, and so they began an unprovoked, pre-emptive war.
To put it simply, I think the Bush administration was an exceptionally hawkish group, I think Obama is a typical U.S. politician who is in favor of militarism, but not as bad as Bush, with his pre-emptive war on Iraq.
Not every human is a manipulative, opportunistic, letch... or at least that's what I'm told.