There are still 283 American military bases in Iraq. What are we going to do with them? The following is taken from a report by Jeremy Scahill:
In addition to all the military equipment and logistical mightmares involved in figuring out what to do with it, we have destroyed the civilian infrastructure in Iraq. The following is from the same report:
All this waste and destruction and an economic crisis that involves borrowing trillions of dollars from China to bail out banks and continue military involvements around the world. What's wrong with this picture? Is the US nuts? We've been ruled by a bunch of insane people for the last 30 years! George W Bush was absolutely the worst. He singlehandedly destroyed the economic system by running huge deficits, doubling the national debt and fighting wars of choice while giving tax breaks to the rich. A formula for the destruction of a great country could not have been devised that would do more damage than the policies of the George W Bush administration. Even the Roman emperors who oversaw the decline and fall of Rome took four times as long to do it and were more responsible and rational actors on the world stage. The rise and fall of the US has been merely a brief blip in world history.