Tuesday, October 26, 2010

US Empire of Delusion

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RTAmerica | October 22, 2010

The US has long prided itself on being an exceptional nation, a City Upon Hill and a beacon of democracy and progress the world over. Yet in education, healthcare and finance, the US is falling behind other developed and developing nations. Last week the US slipped to 49th place in terms of life expectancy, and ranks dead last among developed nations in terms of child well-being. Long dedicated to cultivating an educated, highly skilled workforce, the US is now behind Russia and South Korea in the number of citizens with Bachelor's degrees. So can the empire simply be in the eye of the beholder, or do Americans need to confront the harsh statistics about their lone superpower.

US: Crumbling empire

The US is more about charging its citizen for being spied on and abused, more than providing any "service" for the fees charged with, and without, permission.


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Is killing and maiming civilians US Government policy?

Iraq Vet: "WikiLeaks tells the truth"

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RTAmerica | October 26, 2010

The largest intel leak in the United States history, has been the most revealing account of any war in history. Over 400,000 classified US military documents on the Iraq war were released by the whistle blowing website WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange. Iraq war veteran Josh Steiber says that what was reported in WikiLeaks was not only accurate but should be questioned more by US officials.



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