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"In fact, the purpose of our overseas bases is to maintain US dominance in the world, and to reinforce what military analyst Charles Maier calls our empire of consumption. The United States possesses less than 5 percent of global population but consumes about one-quarter of all global resources, including petroleum. Our empire exists so we can exploit a much greater share of the world's wealth than we are entitled to, and to prevent other nations from combining against us to take their rightful share."
- Chalmers Johnson, 'America's Unwelcome Advances' on motherjones.com, 22 August 2008.
September 5, 2008