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Why we fight.

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'WIld' Bill Lindley

'WIld' Bill Lindley


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“Wild” Bill Lindley explores why we fight wars. He basis the discussion around the documentary Why We Fight (2005), directed by Eugene Jarecki, about the military-industrial complex. The title refers to the World War II-era newsreels commissioned by the U.S. Government during World War II to explain why we fight. The show discusses the rise and maintenance of the United States military-industrial complex and its fifty-year involvement with the wars led by the United States to date, especially its 2003 Invasion of Iraq and now the potential in Iran. There have been lies to get us into the Spanish-American War, Vietnam, and other smaller wars and we have engaged in other wars, Tripoli for example, in defense of commerce and now some believe for oil and corporate interest. The documentary Why We Fight asserts that in every decade since World War II, the American public was told a lie, so that the Government (incumbent Administration) could take them to war and fuel the military-industrial economy maintaining American political dominance in the world. The issue of American destiny, the idea of spreading democracy, the doctrine of preemptive war, why so many hate us, blowback, Granada, Lebanon, Laos, Guatemala, the Gulf of Tonkin and Vietnam, the Maine and the Spanish American War, and now we must ask why we may fight Iran. See the doumentary: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9219858826421983682#