It’s just me

Americans can no longer afford to underwrite a government that does not work. A condition of quasi-permanent crisis stretching across generations has distorted our Constitution with near disastrous results. To imagine at this juncture that installing some fresh face in the white house, transferring the control of congress from one party to the other, or embarking upon yet another effort to fix the national security apparatus will make much of a difference is to ignore decades of experience.

If you think this is just another one of my rants, think again. The title of this posting: “It’s just me” was a lie. The paragraph above was written by Andrew J. Bacevich in his book “The Limits of Power”. He is a retired US Army colonel and has been published in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic Monthly. He has a sound reputation and credibility. He is the “anti-me”.

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