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"Military strength, no
matter how great, cannot assure national security. National and
global security are enhanced by measures that relieve the extreme
economic inequities around the world and enable peoples in all
nations to be self-reliant in meeting their human needs."
Friends Committee on National
"Get on with the business
of killing our enemies as quickly as we can, and as ruthlessly
as we must.... We cannot allow the Taliban safe refuge among the
civilian population. We must destroy them, wherever they hide.
This will surely increase the terrible danger facing noncombatants,
a regrettable but necessary fact of war."
Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
"The fundamental assumption
that the United States retains the right and obligation to intervene
in the Third World in any way it ultimately deems necessary, including
military, remains an article of faith among the people who guide
both political parties."
Gabriel Kolko, Confronting the
to maintain the global status quo will become a constant feature
of international relations, whether this is justified in terms
of fighting drugs, fighting terrorism, containing "rogue
states," opposing "Islamic fundamentalism," or
Walden Bello, sociologist and
Policy and Pentagon