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Terrorism and Politics

Abraham Lincoln quote

The fight against terrorism has become a common theme in American politics. Unfortunately, many politicans use terrorism as an excuse to keep the large and expensive military-industrial complex going.

In addition, some politicians will use fear as a tool to make American citizens feel unsafe in order to justify expensive and costly foreign wars and occupations.

Abraham Lincoln's following quote sums up this fear based political strategy perfectly:

"Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object."

- Abraham Lincoln, March 9, 1848

Solution: Terrorism should be fought using small specialzed forces and agencies not with large standing armies.