Come Home, America: Stop Trying To
Dominate The Planet and Put an End to
By John W. Whitehead
“Let us resolve that never again will we
send the precious young blood of this country to
die trying to prop up a corrupt military
dictatorship abroad. This is also the time to
turn away from excessive preoccupation overseas
to the rebuilding of our own nation. America
must be restored to a proper role in the world.
But we can do that only through the recovery of
confidence in ourselves…. together we will call
America home to the ideals that nourished us
from the beginning. From secrecy and deception
in high places; come home, America. From
military spending so wasteful that it weakens
come home, America.”—George S.
McGovern, former Senator and presidential
January 10, 2020 "Information
Clearing House" -
I agree wholeheartedly with
George S. McGovern, a former Senator and
presidential candidate who opposed the Vietnam War,
about one thing: I'm sick of old men dreaming up
wars for young men to die in.
It’s time to bring our troops home.
Bring them home from Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq
and Syria. Bring them home from Germany, South Korea
and Japan. Bring them home from
Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Oman. Bring them home
from Niger, Chad and Mali. Bring them home from
Turkey, the Philippines, and northern Australia.
That’s not what’s going to happen, of course.
The U.S. military reportedly has more than
1.3 million men and women on active duty, with
more than 200,000 of them stationed overseas in
nearly every country in the world. Those numbers are
likely significantly higher in keeping with the
Pentagon’s policy of not fully disclosing where and
how many troops are deployed for the sake of “operational
security and denying the enemy any advantage.”
As investigative journalist David Vine explains,
“Although few Americans realize it, the United
States likely has
more bases in foreign lands than any other people,
nation, or empire in history.”