Wallerstein's point that the hawks are trying to resurge a fading U.S.
hegemony is a good one, and may well be an awareness reflected in the fading
stock market. You may have caught the ex-pres. adviser on Nightline this
evening saying big business types he'd been speaking with expect the market
to drop to 6000-7000 for who knows how long--which, from a high of
what?11,000-12,000? certainly sounds like a Great Depression. So one question
is how far the hawks will go on what seems to them a necessary path (hey,
deflecting attention from Bush/Cheney's insider trading connections can only
help Wall St., yes?); which would seem to mean a war, which, without
supportive allies or internal enthusiasm, would have to be won quickly--and
how would that be? Which gets into nasty scenarios indeed. The N word and the
like. I know we like to think this is just "worst-case scenario" and the
like--but considering how close Nixon came with Vietnam, "Gee Henry maybe we
better just nuke'm then" or whatever the exact words--and Bushney's rhetoric,
that's not clear.
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