Ralph Peters outs the War Party

It’s not about Democrats or Republicans. It never has been:

Both parties are quick to employ our military. It’s the only foreign-policy tool we have that works. Neither party is a peace party – each just wants to pick its own wars. The hypocrisy in Washington is as astonishing as the dishonesty about security needs.

And why is the military the only policy tool that works? Because it doesn’t have to do anything but break things and kill people. That’s the one thing that government is perfectly capable of handling. Why so many people want more of it, when there is centuries of evidence demonstrating that all one ever gets from it is more broken things and more dead people, is something I will never understand.