By David Swanson
Prepared remarks for Veterans For Peace Convention 2012.
Prepared to follow remarks by Nicolas “Sandy” Davies
Convention theme: “Liberating the Americas: Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean”
Remarks theme: “U.S. Military Expansion since the End of the Cold War”
Accompanying powerpoint: http://warisacrime.org/downloads/misleading2.pptx
At my house I can see a hill out the window, and a house on it. And if I go to that house, I can see another house on the next hill. The first house is Thomas Jefferson’s, and the second James Monroe’s. Jefferson’s record is quite mixed, not just as the slave owner for equality and freedom, but also as a developer of the disastrous two-party system and of an even more disastrous U.S. navy and a U.S. military with a centuries’ old tradition now of attacking Libya. Jefferson’s version of that attack also…
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