Has this sort of behavior by the U.S. government — and other governments — become SOP (Standard Operating Procedure)?
And just in case you want a more complete accounting — and you have a bunch of spare time — here’s a more complete list of United States military operations.
And if you’re morbidly curious of how many lives these sorts of operations have squandered — and have a strong stomach — you can find out from the University of Hawaii’s R.J. Rummel.
And, if you’ve read this far and want to know how much you contribute to this mayhem if you consider yourself a U.S. Taxpayer, the kindly Quaker folks from the Friends Committee on National Legislation have figured that out for you. (HINT: 43% of your 2008 tax bill went to pay for “wars,” past and present.)
So maybe a donation to antiwar.com might actually be a good investment – – –
P.S. The U.S. Government hasn’t declared war according to its charter (the U.S. Constitution) since WWII. So none of those “Wars” since WWII were — or are — Constitutional. Isn’t that cute?