Our government lies, saying and doing anything to justify their actions. Lies, purposeful misinformation, told in order to drag us into war are most egregious. They tell us, from World War I to Iraq and now Syria, that war is necessary to protect our freedom and democracy. “Freedom is not free.” Wars are necessary to achieve world peace. To do anything else other than forceful intervention is appeasement. Only the United States is capable of maintaining world order.
The facts are that U.S. intervention in World War I helped Hitler rise to power and World War II, intervention in Southeast Asian affairs led to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and intervention in the Middle East led to war and all the problems we have in Iraq and the region.
In President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, he said, “America led the world in constructing an architecture to keep the peace.” Adding, “A decade into a new century, this old architecture is buckling under the weight of new threats.”