Mr. Rall is a passionate voice. I would like to have seen him apply that voice to the recent HSBC report where a financial firm was found to be too big to prosecute after helping Iran, Drug Cartels, and other such groups to circumvent US and Int’l laws. One reason we are at “war” (conflict?) is because of the gap between the grossly rich and the impossibly poor. Dozens of nations are led by individuals who enrich themselves and their supporters on the backs of their peoples. Corporations across the planet encourage this abuse of the poor while falsely inflating the value of money over the commodities for which money is traded. The S&P suit being brought by the government is just another example of how a “self regulating” organization aids and abets these abuses. Money is a much deadlier weapon than drones and is killing many more people; it destroys many more futures. Hyper trading makes our over volatile stock markets unstable. The failure of our legislators to finance regulators in order to protect us from the next set of abuses from those deemed to big to fail, or to prosecute, leaves us vulnerable as a nation and as individuals with investments in our banks and markets. Corporations own media outlets and newspapers and perhaps Mr. Rall is not permitted to address these other abusers of our neighbors, or perhaps he simply believes the actions we are taking overseas are more important. I believe that if we create jobs, get our financial house in order AND continue to protect our children, elderly, wounded warriors and our environment, we can lead by positive examples rather than by threat of military or financial conflict.Respectfully,C.