Saturday, September 18, 2010
Americans should focus on civil liberties at home rather than try to uphold them in the rest of the world, Boston University professor Andrew Bacevich said on Tuesday.
Bacevich, a nationally renowned international relations professor, spoke about his book, “Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War,” to about 50 people at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, covering everything from the war in Afghanistan to Mexican immigrants.
Bacevich said that for a long time, American military policy has been based on the belief that the U.S. must constantly “lead, save, liberate and transform” abroad.
However, due to the loss of American dollars and lives in the Afghan War, Bacevich said the U.S. needs to find a new approach.
“These rules don’t work anymore,” he said.
Posted by Michele Kearney at 3:02 AM