Originally posted by Just Chris
How do you justify having a 'strong' military if you intend to be 'friends' with foreign countries.
Not everyone is friendly. Some people, despite your best efforts, will try to kill you any how. The more entertaining ones will try to get money out
of you WHILE they're killing you (*cough, cough PAKISTAN, cough, cough*). The strong military is necessary to deal with cases where people just don't
want to be friends, and won't leave you alone about it.
Some of them will also be needed to guard my lawn.
Having a strong military only casts a shadow and sends out a strong message to neighbouring countries that you still believe you are 'top dogs' on the
planet....not a very solid foundation for forging friendships with nations such as Russia, China and Co.
Strength only sends a "top dawg" message to the bottom dawgs, the fearful sort. If someone is your friend, does it really matter if he could tie you
into a pretzel? No, of course not, because he is your friend
. I don't know about you, but I don't fear any of my friends, and I have some
pretty mean ones, over all.
Come to think of it, when OTHER folks don't want to be friends, and try to, for instance, kick my door in, those mean friends are friends indeed!
Edit to add: this isn't a US political party, it's a world-wide, planet encompassing political party - it's for ATS, a world encircling organization.
I don't think Russia currently bears any animosity towards ATS, but China probably does - and they've got that Great Firewall specifically to keep us
out of China, so they won't know anything abut The Curmudgeon Party (Provisional) anyhow. A strong military could potentially be needed to defend us
from the likes of GLP and the GFL, but ATS going to war with China or Russia is unlikely. South Africa may be in some danger, depending on the
strength of their alliance to certain South African authors.
Lesotho and San Marino are safe, but countries with censorship, such as China, Iran, the UAE and the US can expect to hear from me if I'm elected -
until they unblock us through their Great Firewalls.
edit on 2012/6/18 by nenothtu because: (no reason given)