The Business of America Is War

By William J. Astore No wonder our leaders tell us not to worry our little heads about our wars -- just support those troops, go shopping, and keep waving that flag. There is a new normal in America: our government may shut down, but our wars continue.  Congress may not be able to pass a budget, but the U.S. military can still launch commando raids in Libya and Somalia, the Afghan War can still be  HYPERLINK "https://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175754/" \t "_blank" prosecuted, Italy can be  HYPERLINK "https://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175755/" \t "_blank" [...]