There are a lot of points that come to mind.
Reducing military [fraud] spending is essential to fiscal sanity.
I too will note that VERY shortly after Rumsfeld mentioned 2.3 Trillion dollars missing from the Pentagon budget, his 'War on Waste', 911 happened
within a day.
The Pentagon sure managed to duck THAT bullet.
Gates is making the sounds of sanity. We will have to see what does or doesn't come of it.
I think a draft is essential to connect us in a real way with the potentially insane actions of this out of control Federal government.
I will say that having a standing army makes war(s) more convenient. It is Very dangerous.
Using mercenaries costs 4 to 5 times the cost of a regular military. Mercenaries are invariably more reckless & much less accountable in regards to
Using mercenaries makes it seem painless, especially if we rob unborn babies of their economic prosperity even before they take their first breath.
Amazing that all the people who CLAIM to care about unborn babies don't seem to mind robbing them for Trillion dollar wars for imaginary things.
We spend almost as much as all other nations on the planet do on our military. We also spend 40 to 50 billion dollars spent spying, a large portion of
it completely unconstitutional & illegal despite congressional nonsense to the contrary.
Added together we are squandering vastly more than the rest of the planet on the illegal fascist agenda.
And this 'support the troops' mantra?
How about the troops supporting America & Americans for a change?
Or are they too busy being warfare welfare queens?
Where was the Louisiana National Guard during Katrina? In flipping Iraq.
When Navy helicopter pilots rescued AMERICAN CITIZENS from the flood waters they were reprimanded by their commander.
We are being invaded on our southern border. WTF don't they take care of that REAL problem instead of looking for non-existent windmills in Iraq?
Instead of reducing terrorism our military is insanely CREATING terrorism at every turn possible.
Drone attacks where they KNOWINGLY kill 30-50 innocent civilians just to get one supposed terrorist? Exponentially increasing terrorism rather than
The CIA, NSA, FBI & Pentagon WANT TERRORISM, because it is a jobs program for their WELFARE backsides, while we have unemployment of almost 10% here
in the United States.
Blackwater is spending money on hookers, strippers, & Erik Prince is fully aware his hired guns are using child prostitutes in the green zone of
The defense dollar goes to buy homosexual orgies at the Kabul embassy.
The congress has made it against the law for the American people & the world to see young men & women being raped at Abu Ghraib & their shrieks of
Blackwater Employees were CONVICTED of smuggling guns into Iraq.
The Pentagon DELIBERATELY dropped almost 9 BILLION dollars in cash in the desert of Iraq, probably so insurgents & gangsters would steal it & make the
Iraq fiasco go on forever. They made sure it was an independent agency so it couldn't have any congressional oversight.
The CIA is a bunch of mobsters & their gullible idiot front men/women.
The NSA was intentionally & UNCONSTITUTIONALLY created in a manner to have no congressional oversight.
If i were god/king these these agencies full of treasonous parasites would be instantly extinguished on our already unsustainably over crowded planet.