The spectacle of war: security, legitimacy, and profit post-9/11



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Buchanan, I. & Guillaume, L. 2009, 'The spectacle of war: security, legitimacy, and profit post-9/11', in R. Braidotti, C. Colebrook & P. Hanafin (eds), Deleuze and Law: Forensic Futures, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. pp. 179


On the firth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, Martha Raddatz from ABC's Good Mortling America interviewed Vice Presldent Cheney about progress in the war. The result was one of the most stunning admissions In recent memory of the Irrelevance of 'the people' to the political process, particularly as it concerns war. CHENEY: On the security front, I think there's a general consensus that we've made major progress, thilt the surge has worked. That's been a major success. RADDATZ: Two-third of Americans say it's not worth fighting. CHENEY: So? RADDATZ So? Ynu don' t care what the American people think? CHENEY: No. I think you cannot be blown off course by the fluctuations in the public opinion polls.

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