War and Peace page


"Chickenhawk  n.  A person enthusiastic about war, provided someone else fights it."


Chickenhawks page

Cheerleaders for war who "chickened-out"


War Is A Lie - David Swanson
An Intimate History of Killing - face-to-face killing in twentieth-century warfare
War Is A Racket - Smedley D. Butler (1935)
The Normalization of War (4/05) - Andrew J. Bacevich - book excerpt (4/05)

"America is today the leader of a world-wide anti-revolutionary movement in the defense of vested interests. She now stands for what Rome stood for. Rome consistently supported the rich against the poor in all foreign communities that fell under her sway; and, since the poor, so far, have always and everywhere been far more numerous than the rich, Rome's policy made for inequality, for injustice, and for the least happiness of the greatest number."

Arnold Toynbee, historian, 1961


Making a Killing - The Business of War

"War, to the increasing exclusion of everything else, is the only thing that America collectively cares about anymore. We don't manufacture much of anything; just war. We don't concern ourselves with education; just war. We don't attend to the 40 million Americans without health coverage; just war. We don't focus on the 30 million American children living in poverty; just war. We don't support the arts; just war. Even though a multitude of human needs were in existence prior to September 11, and have only increased since then, we continue to direct our attention and our resources into what we do best: war. Just war."

David Potorti, brother of WTC victim

Re-ordering America's Priorities

"War is the biggest business in America."

Jim Garrison, New Orleans District Attorney, prosecutor in the 1967 JFK assassination conspiracy trial

International War Crimes

" Can it be believed that the democracy which overthrew the feudal system and vanquished kings will retreat before tradesmen and capitalists."

Alex de Tocqueville

War on Terrorism

" Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the U.S. military machine to turn. "

John Stockwell, former CIA official and author

U.S.Foreign Policy and Pentagon

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it."

Abraham Lincoln, 1861

American Empire

"The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport."

Barbara Jordan, former U.S. Congresswoman

Pentagon watch

"Although the privileged of this world can accept the existence of poverty on a massive scale and not be overawed by it, problems begin when the causes of this poverty are pointed out to them. Once causes are determined, then there is talk of 'social injustice,' and the privileged begin to resist. This is especially true when to structural analysis there is added a concrete historical perspective in which personal responsibilities come to light. But it is the consientization and resultant organization of poor sectors that rouse the greatest fears and the strongest resistance."

Gustavo Gutierrez, A Theology of Liberation

Foreign policy watch

"To provide its happy people with perpetual fun is now the deepest purpose of Western civilization."

Jeremy Seabrook, Third World Network

Weapons page

" The U.S. President has been largely refashioned as a high-level trade representative for the transnationals."

The Nation magazine

War on Drugs

"Those in power are blind devotees to private enterprise. They accept that degree of socialism implicit in the vast subsidies to the military-industrial-complex, but not that type of socialism which maintains public projects for the disemployed and the unemployed alike."

William O. Douglas, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1969

United States & Third World

" With unfailing consistancy, U.S. intervention has been on the side of the rich and powerful of various nations at the expense of the poor and needy. Rather than strengthening democracies, U.S. leaders have overthrown numerous democratically elected governments or other populist regimes in dozens of countries ... whenever these nations give evidence of putting the interests of their people ahead of the interests of multinational corporate interests. "

Michael Parenti, political scientist and author


Soldier training chant from Vietnam era
The President's Real Goal In Iraq

Reckless Administration May Reap Disastrous Consequences - US Senator Robert Byrd, Feb 12, 2003
United States War Machine

"... the establishment can't admit [that] it is human rights violations that make ... countries attractive to business -- so history has to be fudged, including denial of our support of regimes of terror and the practices that provide favorable climates of investment, and our destabilization of democracies that [don't] meet [the] standard of service to the transnational corporation..."

Edward S. Herman, political economist and author

Pacifism and War
Tragic Errors in U.S. Military Policy - Targeting civilian population
Operation Endless Deployment
Resisting the War in Iraq
What War Looks Like - Zinn
War is a force that gives us meaning
Our Job is a Simple One: Stop Them
Privatizing Combat - the New World Order
The War Against Ourselves - An Interview with Major Doug Rokke
Bush Follows the Road Map
Veterans Day - Ellen Hinchcliffe interviews Chante Wolf (1/04)
A Military Draft (11/04)
Is an Economic Draft Already Here? (2/05)
America Programmed for War 8/05
America's Good Germans? A Mercenary Society (8/05 )
Ability to Wage 'Long War' Is Key To Pentagon Plan (2/06)
The Abominations of War - From My Lai to Haditha (6/06)
War Psychiatry and Iraq Atrocities: How Killing Becomes a Reflex (8/07)
In London, the World Gathers Against War (12/07)
War Immemorial Day - No Peace for Militarized U.S. (5/08)
American Wars - Both Hot and Cold - Through Revisionist Eyes (5/09)
How Constant War Became the American Way of Life (7/09)
Is America Hooked on War? (9/09)
NATO's Global Military Roadmap (10/09)
Would Our Government Really Start a War to Try to Stimulate the Economy? (11/09)
America's Permanent War Agenda (3/10)
The Making of American Foreign Policy - Israel, Iran, & US Foreign Policy (4/10)


"The moment war is declared... the mass of the people, through some spiritual alchemy, become convinced that they have willed and executed the deed themselves. They then, with the exception of a few malcontents, proceed to allow themselves to be regimented, coerced, deranged in all the environments of their lives, and turned into a solid manufactory of destruction toward whatever other people may have, in the appointed scheme of things, come within the range of the Government's disapprobation...

The State is the organization of the herd to act offensively or defensively against another herd similarly organized...

War is the health of the State. It automatically sets in motion throughout society those irresistible forces for uniformity, for passionate cooperation with the Government in coercing into obedience the minority groups and individuals which lack the larger herd sense...

But in general, the nation in wartime attains a uniformity of feeling, a hierarchy of values culminating at the undisputed apex of the State ideal, which could not possibly be produced through any other agency than war. Loyalty-or mystic devotion to the State-becomes the major imagined human value...

In a nation at war, every citizen identifies himself with the whole, and feels immensely strengthened in that identification. The purpose and desire of the collective community live in each person who throws himself wholeheartedly into the cause of war..."

Randolph Bourne, "The State", 1918

U.S.Foreign Policy and Pentagon

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