Paul Lachine

美国的财政孤立主义

丹佛——
耐心是一种美德,但在美国外交政策上绝非如此。

想想“漫长的战争”吧,这一醒目的概念是几年前用来描述与恐怖主义旷日持久的战争的,获胜可以做到,但其巨大的财政负担将在多年内都无法消除。这一概念也是对预期中的挫折的强权政治式的承认(用当时国防部长拉姆斯菲尔德的话说,就是“决胜”)。

无论如何,这个词是说给美国人听的,美国人习惯于发动决定性速决战(自越战以来这就是美军所坚持的方针),为事关存亡的战争作出长期牺牲和奋斗。其拥护者也明白,战争并非只是武器的比拼,而是连续不断的付出,用他们的话说,要摧毁“政府全力投入”不仅是军事或准军事实体,还有其背后的民事机构。

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