When we ask ourselves why we are committing military might in Libya (or Afghanistan, or Iraq), we're really asking bigger questions. What is our purpose in the world? What is the story that defines our friends and our foes?
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Congress and Courts belong to the rich and powerful who also control the military in cooperation with the Pentagon. Washington provided aid.
The general trend toward a more plural dispensation of power, together with our own progressive loss of geopolitical and financial leverage, means a decline in our relative strength.
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