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American foreign policy is controlled by fools. What else can one conclude from the bipartisan demand that the United States intervene everywhere all the time, irrespective of consequences?

No matter how disastrous the outcome, the war lobby insists that the idea was sound. Any problems obviously result from execution, a matter of doing too little: too few troops engaged, too few foreigners killed, too few nations bombed, too few societies transformed, too few countries occupied, too few years involved, too few dollars spent.

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