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PressTV: US continues to ride delusional exceptionalism

2012: What's the 'real' truth?

A general view of Capitol Hill (file photo)A general view of Capitol Hill (file photo)

Tue Oct 1, 2013 12:36PM

By Prof. Rodney Shakespeare

Is America exceptional? Yes, it is most certainly exceptional.

For a start its military spending is over 40% of the world’s total (and that is only the officially declared amount with the undeclared amounts adding a lot more). That’s six times more than China and eleven times more than Russia.

All of which explains why the USA is continually at war – apart from an aggressive proclivity inherent in every American government, the huge military-industrial complex has to justify its existence. If you put all the undeclared wars with the declared ones, the USA has been at war every year since – well, 1950 is as good a year as any.

Moreover, it has a very full program for future wars. If you are an independent Islamic nation, for example, you are on…

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