GOUSA stands for ending endless wars. The military-industrial complex and the Biden Administration thinks otherwise.
Rather than seek a negotiated solution to the war in the Ukraine, the Biden Administration is plunging the United States into yet another endless war. As if the twenty-year war in Afghanistan and the eighteen-year war in Iraq worked out swimmingly. The same goes for U.S. involvement in the wars in Somalia, Libya, Syria and Yemen. I’m sure I’m leaving some out.
The doctrine of endless war is bankrupting the United States and is bringing us to the brink of nuclear war.
Duck-and-cover is back. New York City released a public service announcement telling people what to do in the event of a nuclear war. The message from the smiling presenter: just go inside and you’ll be OK. Even the New York Times labeled it “bizarre”.
Ukraine’s President Zelensky recklessly suggested that NATO to conduct strikes against Russia’s nuclear capabilities. As Russia would take such a strike lying down.
He’s also declared that Ukraine is a de facto member of NATO. A statement sure to escalate the war.
President Biden stated that the “prospect of Armageddon” today is greater than at any time since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. Actually, today’s situation is even more dangerous. During the cold war the United States and Soviet Union were at least talking on a regular basis. Not today.
Even with the prospect of nuclear annihilation hanging over us the United States refuses to engage in discussions with Russia or to push the Ukrainians to do so.
Polling shows that a majority of Americans—Democrats, Republicans and Independents—support negotiations to end the war.
Instead, the United States is now essentially running and financing what is becoming another endless war. Not with a small country in the Middle East. Rather with a country with a stockpile of 6,000 nuclear warheads. What could possibly go wrong?
During the last two decades, the United States spent $2 trillion on the war in Afghanistan and another $2 trillion on the war in Iraq with little to show for it. Rather than creating liberal democracies., Afghanistan and Iraq today are among the most repressive regimes on the planet.
The war in Ukraine is going to be far more expensive. U.S. spending on the war is running at about $50 billion per calendar quarter–$200 billion a year. That’s equal to the burn rate of spending on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq combined. And just yesterday Ukraine asked for another $55 billion to cover its 2023 budget deficit.
Saner figures in Washington, like Henry Kissinger and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen, want to stop escalating and start negotiating.
However, with Joe Biden and neocons like Lindsey Graham (R-Raytheon) in charge, our next endless war is just at the beginning.