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Cut Commitments, Not Muscle

Corbett_ Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 9:21 AM
Pat is right. How can we continue our insane levels of military spending without even analyzing the threats? Why, for instance, are we borrowing money from the Chinese to defend the Germans from the USSR?
scott s. Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 3:54 PM
Where are we defending the Germans against the USSR?
Ryan_M Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 9:38 AM
We don't need to analysis. It has been done for us and the whole world (except for Antarctica and give them time with that one) is a threat to us according to them. This is another trait of the neocons. Not only are they arrogant combined with stupidity, they are also paranoid as hell.
NullifyNow Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 10:09 AM

Neocons are mentally ill individuals. Paranoia is for starters.
Ryan_M Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 10:17 AM

Without a doubt. Exibit A is Crazy Charles Krauthammer. He's a psychiatrist and he ought to know!

In that year of happy memory, 1972, George McGovern, the Democratic nominee, declared he would chop defense by fully one-third.

A friendly congressman was persuaded to ask Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird to expatiate on what this might mean.

The Pentagon replied the Sixth Fleet might have to be pulled out of the Med, leaving Israel without U.S. protection against the fleet of Adm. Sergei Gorshkov, and provided the congressman a list of U.S. bases that would have to be shut down.

Radio ads were run in the towns closest to the bases on the Pentagon list, declaring they would be...