There was a documentary a while back titled “Why We Fight”, based on Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Farewell address to the nation.
In it he mentioned the military-industrial complex and the dangers therin.
One of the parts that stick out most prominently, for me, was a memo that then Defense Sec. Dick Cheney put out he wanted America to be the “New Rome”, i.e an American Empire on every part of the planet. This is a frightening thought. I watched it in conjunction with another film “Death Of A President”. A fictional Documentary about the assassination of President Bush later this year. I had to constantly remind myself it was indeed just a fictional account of someone’s imagination, but if that did happen, we could see V.P. Cheney’s dreams come to fruition.
Just a thought.