The conduct by the Bush civilian leadership is criminal!
James Carroll Concludes the Pentagon Is Our Out-of-Control 'House of War' BuzzFlash:
It isn't that the United States shouldn't exercise power in the world. It's that it only knows how to exercise one kind of power -- the hard brutal power of military force.
We've totally neglected the soft power of diplomacy. The State Department should be at the center of American government expenditure and
energy. It isn't.
... And we neglect what really threatens us.
Author James Carroll is a winner of the National Book Award and an astute columnist for The Boston Globe. He talks here with BuzzFlash about his newest book, House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power. He connects the dots, gets the big picture, and provides insights that can help us all grasp the reasons for war -- and see how we can find alternatives.