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Wars To End War

c136 Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 6:03 PM
You can cut military spending and still have an effective defense. Suppose you want to keep your home from being burglarized. Plan A is to buy a Rotweiler, a gun, and an alarm system. Plan B is to leave your house unguarded but raid into any suspicious neighbor's homes, look for possible evidence that they might be planning to rob your house, and kill them if you find evidence. We're using Plan B.
On his recent trip abroad, Mitt Romney observed an American taboo by not criticizing President Obama's military policy. But before his trip, he made his position clear. Obama has "exposed the military to cuts that no one can justify," Romney said.

He meant that unless Congress intervenes, Pentagon spending will be cut by more than $500 billion over 10 years under the (bipartisan) budget sequestration scheduled for January. This terrifies those who fear that limiting the growth of the military-industrial complex will leave us less safe.

But is that true? Even if $500 billion is actually cut, America still will spend...