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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of overmilitarize.
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It was a wild overreaction by a paranoid, overmilitarized American state to a single spectacular, but inconsequential, act of terrorism on 9/11.
The administration surely doesn't, even though they can't seem to stop citing the 9/11 attacks as an ideological, uh, political pretext for their overmilitarized stance on just about everything, from NSA wiretaps to the newly renewed Patriot Act to Bill Frist's impending GOP run for the White House.
By then, Kennan regretted what he felt was the way his brainchild had been overmilitarized, particularly through the creation of NATO, which he vehemently opposed.
If anything, it can be argued that much of the very incomplete evidence from the "enemy archives" vindicates the notion that American policymakers at times rashly and needlessly overmilitarized a conflict with an ideological enemy they knew to be economically and militarily inferior.
Thus they assert that "American policymakers at times rashly and needlessly overmilitarized a conflict with an ideological enemy they knew to be economically and militarily inferior," and that "the Soviet bloc was less monolithic than the defenders of cold war orthodoxy claimed."
The viewer is not asked to pick sides again, literally nor figuratively, but rather to immerse herself/himself in the geography of the West Bank, in the loaded banalities of daily life within a deeply paranoid, overmilitarized space.
To my mind the struggle absolutely requires that everyone whose opinion is that we're living in an overmilitarized & overaggressive nation quit jawing about it and attack the problem where it touches them, even where the received wisdom is that that touch is insignificant, or symbolic, or just too much bother.