New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has apparently cast his lot with the War Dogs of intervention. In a speech before “philanthropists,” Christie sat at the same table with one Sheldon Adelson, a billionaire supporter of John McCain and a strident War Dog. History is clear, a policy of military intervention has paid no dividends for America. Interventionists would label those who disagree with the clear facts of history isolationists, or perhaps pacifists. Any actual student of history knows that such labeling is farcical.
America, since the disastrous administration of Woodrow Wilson has been controlled by the corporate-statists and the military industrial complex. Republicans and Democrats have been largely in the same camp. Ralph Nader’s ground breaking new book, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State, lays out the whole raw story with chilling and compelling logic. Ralph’s historical perspective alone makes Ralph’s message to Americans both powerful and urgent.
I have regularly advised Cato Institute’s Chris Preble’s The Power Problem. The Power Problem is certainly the bible on American foreign policy from the perspective of historically attuned Americans. Chris Christie and the War Dogs offer no conceivable solution for America and their interventionist views should be looked upon with both sadness and fright.