Soros and Koch team up on "endless wars"

Mar 2012
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George Soros and Charles Koch don't agree on much. But they are linking arms to advance a major foreign policy objective they both share: winding down America's "endless wars."

The leading financier of liberal causes and the billionaire backer of the conservative movement are combining their powers of influence to upend the orthodoxy in Washington that the use of military force must remain a primary instrument of American power around the globe.

A new think tank backed by their foundations, the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, is opening its doors on Wednesday a few blocks from the White House. It boasts a roster of leading academics mostly from outside Washington, along with several Pentagon and State Department veterans who all desperately see a need to "reassess some of the first principles" and inject more restraint into U.S. foreign policy.


Organizers are aiming to seize on what one considers a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to galvanize growing support on the right and left for a less interventionist foreign policy — thanks in part to President Donald Trump's dogged efforts, so far unsuccessful, to extricate troops from what he calls America's "endless wars" in the Middle East. "Trump has created this scenario by breaking a lot of the taboos, rather fast and quickly," he added.

"On the progressive side and the Democratic Party, you have a very important, rising political force that doesn't have a foreign policy platform or framework yet," Parsi said. "It's something that actually would be much more compatible with what progressives see as their values. And at the same time, it has a tremendous amount of support as well in certain conservative circles."

 

StanStill

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Koch was a socialist all along! I KNEW it!

I'm curious to see if the true believers think this means that NTAs (Normal Thinking Americans) should favor endless war.
 
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George Soros and Charles Koch don't agree on much. But they are linking arms to advance a major foreign policy objective they both share: winding down America's "endless wars."

The leading financier of liberal causes and the billionaire backer of the conservative movement are combining their powers of influence to upend the orthodoxy in Washington that the use of military force must remain a primary instrument of American power around the globe.

A new think tank backed by their foundations, the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, is opening its doors on Wednesday a few blocks from the White House. It boasts a roster of leading academics mostly from outside Washington, along with several Pentagon and State Department veterans who all desperately see a need to "reassess some of the first principles" and inject more restraint into U.S. foreign policy.


Organizers are aiming to seize on what one considers a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to galvanize growing support on the right and left for a less interventionist foreign policy — thanks in part to President Donald Trump's dogged efforts, so far unsuccessful, to extricate troops from what he calls America's "endless wars" in the Middle East. "Trump has created this scenario by breaking a lot of the taboos, rather fast and quickly," he added.

"On the progressive side and the Democratic Party, you have a very important, rising political force that doesn't have a foreign policy platform or framework yet," Parsi said. "It's something that actually would be much more compatible with what progressives see as their values. And at the same time, it has a tremendous amount of support as well in certain conservative circles."

Wow. So Soros is not an actual demon after all, eh?
 

johnflesh

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Since they aren't a part of the MIC do you think this is a power play? They should know that the MIC isn't going to take this lightly. The perpetuation of war and war industry is thus far impenetrable.
 
Apr 2012
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George Soros and Charles Koch don't agree on much. But they are linking arms to advance a major foreign policy objective they both share: winding down America's "endless wars."

The leading financier of liberal causes and the billionaire backer of the conservative movement are combining their powers of influence to upend the orthodoxy in Washington that the use of military force must remain a primary instrument of American power around the globe.

A new think tank backed by their foundations, the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, is opening its doors on Wednesday a few blocks from the White House. It boasts a roster of leading academics mostly from outside Washington, along with several Pentagon and State Department veterans who all desperately see a need to "reassess some of the first principles" and inject more restraint into U.S. foreign policy.


Organizers are aiming to seize on what one considers a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to galvanize growing support on the right and left for a less interventionist foreign policy — thanks in part to President Donald Trump's dogged efforts, so far unsuccessful, to extricate troops from what he calls America's "endless wars" in the Middle East. "Trump has created this scenario by breaking a lot of the taboos, rather fast and quickly," he added.

"On the progressive side and the Democratic Party, you have a very important, rising political force that doesn't have a foreign policy platform or framework yet," Parsi said. "It's something that actually would be much more compatible with what progressives see as their values. And at the same time, it has a tremendous amount of support as well in certain conservative circles."

Imagine that elitist want to rule the country without being elected. I am SHOCKED !!!!!!!
 

johnflesh

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Imagine that elitist want to rule the country without being elected. I am SHOCKED !!!!!!!
Also...

Leadership takes leading. Not elections. Get real. If you think leading is based on elections then name off all the elected Democrat "leaders" you supported.

I'll wait... for years probably.
 
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Leadership takes leading. Not elections. Get real. If you think leading is based on elections then name off all the elected Democrat "leaders" you supported.

I'll wait... for years probably.
I do not vote for baby killers or women in mens bathrooms or for anti-Christian bigots
 
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