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Ken mentioned he was dumbfounded by Obama's rhetoric. Are Americans oblivious to imperialism?
The main factor in conflict is that it is created by someone other than the apparent enemies as illustrated by the article. It also indicates that the most likely instigator is the one making the instigations as with Johnson and the Vietnam war or Lincoln and the Civil War or Polk and the Mexican American War.
Also mentioned in the article is how american foreign policy starting with Wilson has followed the same M.O.