This article on The Daily Kos is well worth the read. Even if it will take awhile because the author has links up the wazoo. It's a deadly dissection of US foreign policy for the last thirty or forty years. Although you'll probably have to stop every so often to keep from tossing your computer against the wall.
On another subject. There was a letter in the paper yesterday from one of our local TPr's Get the government out of this. Get the government out of that. Get government out of our churches. Why certainly, my dear. Of course your church will be first in line to give up all those lovely tax exemptions you've enjoyed for so long. I swear the conservative mind must resemble a flow chart only without all those little arrows.
There are days when I would love to gather up every Torah, Bible, Koran; have world's biggest wienie roast and try to forget that the Abrahamic religions ever existed. The Romans under the likes of Julius Caesar were brutal conquerors but I don't believe anyone claimed that "Jupiter told us to do this." And where possible they just added your Gods to the pantheon. Couldn't understand the Druids so that didn't work out so well.