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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

KONY 2012 Update: Chickenhawks and Militant Humanitarians Thirst for War

Unfortunately but not surprisingly the statist left and right join arms once again to beat the drums of war. While I hope there will be some who look deeper into these issues to realize the despicable racket that is U.S. foreign policy and preventive warfare in general; I'm not holding my breath.

As Randolph Bourne so succinctly stated, "War is the health of the State," but it is also the eventual death of empires. I pray the desire for war dies before we are too broken and weak to fight one when we truly need it.

Two House lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a resolution supporting efforts to counter the Lord's Resistance Army, hoping to build on the momentum created by a viral YouTube video spotlighting the atrocities of LRA leader Joseph Kony.

The resolution, introduced by Reps. Jim McGovern, D-Mass. and Ed Royce, R-Calif., calls for, among other things, expanding the number of regional forces in Africa to protect civilians and placing restrictions on individuals or governments found to be supporting Kony.

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Drew Martin,
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