Imagine if we had decided after 9/11 to wean ourselves off oil and other carbon-based fuels. We'd be almost ten years into that project by now with thousands of lives and $1 trillion saved.
Alan Grayson introduced H.R. 5353: The War Is Making You Poor Act. It strikes me as the focal point of a reborn movement to end our wars in Asia and halt the spread of American hubris.
What George Orwell wrote about in 1984 has come true. What Eisenhower warned us about concerning the "military-industrial complex" has come true. War is a permanent feature of our societal landscape.