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Forum Post: something to think about - economics & funding of wars

Posted 6 years ago on Oct. 20, 2011, 7:46 p.m. EST by Willem (35)
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Here's an excert from Studd Terkel’s book: “The Good War” An Oral History of World War Two.

Bill Bailey - WWII veteran

“I still think we’re all part of somethin’, call it the history of the human race, if you want to. I feel that if some guy ten years from now has got some halfway decent conditions, I wanna feel that I helped in some small way to make it possible for him to enjoy them conditions. I mean, that’s the name of the game. I just want somebody to say, Them poor son-of-a-bitches, they musta taken a beating back in the old days. We don’t know all the names, but glory to them, or somethin’ like that.”

What are American soldiers still fighting for, for whom, what kind of America, and what kind of future?



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