Quote For The Day

"The pursuit of freedom, as defined in an age of consumerism, has induced a condition of dependence on imported goods, on imported oil, and on credit. The chief desire of the American people is that nothing should disrupt their access to these goods, that oil, and that credit. The chief aim of the U.S. government is to satisfy that desire, which it does in part of through the distribution of largesse here at home, and in part through the pursuit of imperial ambitions abroad," - Andrew Bacevich, in his new book, "The Limits Of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism."

His interview with Bill Moyers is here. Bacevich's voice is an indispensable one in trying to figure out the thicket we are in.