Let me state an unequivocal unambiguous forecast. AS LONG AS THE PHONY WAR ON TERRORISM CONTINUES, WITH THE STAGGERING ANNUAL OVERT AND HIDDEN COSTS, THE USECONOMY WILL REMAIN IN A DOWNWARD SLIDE. This is the biggest waste of money in the history of the nation, and the cause of tremendous loss of prestige internationally in the world. The entire set of major industrialized nations, all Latin American nations, and the majority of smaller nations are well aware that the portions of the USMilitary and its closely aligned security agencies have become dominant in their well-established narcotics monopoly, whose center is Afghanistan. The majority of Americans remain ignorant of this fact. The business is worth between $350 and $400 billion per year, big enough to dictate some important foreign policies. The USGovt federal budget covers most of their costs, and federal revenue streams receive none of their gains. These provide motives to continue the war. Defense contractors and military service providers love this war.
LASTLY, THE IMPORTANT SECTORS OF HOUSING AND CARS WILL NOT RESPOND TO LOWER INTEREST RATES, SINCE NO PENT-UP DEMAND EXITS IN THE TYPICAL CREDIT CYCLE. This is not a credit cycle, not a business cycle, but rather a systemic cycle that will lead to massive liquidations. The USEconomy and US financial system cannot tolerate such liquidation, and therefore will continue deeper into DISINTEGRATION.
What kind of nuts do we have loose? 9/11, the USScole, Lockerbie, the Marine barracks in Lebanon, the terrorists roaming Europe and on and on.I suppose the US and the Iraqis were better of with Sadaam in place. You could make a trial run in IRAN-LOL
Let us not forget the "real" reason for our presence in Viet Nam.... Very similar to our presence in Afghanistan (hint: it has nothing to do with Bin Laden and everything to do with resources (both legal and illegal)).
phoney war on terrorism are you on crack. I guess you dont know anyone that was killed in India, you ignorant piece of shit. Yeah, when someone you know is killed by an someone who just wants to kill an American, then you will stand up and take notice. quit your ignorant bs. Maybe you dont know anyone that was killed in 911 Get off the crack pipe.