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Somebody Should Tell Politicians that the Military Budget is for National Defense, not Pork and Political Correctness

glenbo02 Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 1:48 AM
It's nothing new, Mr. Mitchell. The fraud, abuse of taxpayer's money, and waste during the Viet Nam war was mind boggling to those of us who were there and saw even a small share of it. I doubt that a tenth of the graft will ever be accounted for, and it had to be in the large billions.
Seawolf Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 7:59 AM
We gave the vietnamese tugboats and other types of water craft and before they got them we installed all new electronics and rebuilt engines..I'm sure Charlie appreciated it. We leave heavy equipment all over the world because they claim it costs more to retrieve it....BS, they ships are coming home anyway, load it.

I agree with George Will that it’s okay to reduce Pentagon spending. After all, the United States accounts for almost one-half of the world’s military outlays, about twice as much as the combined total of possible enemies.

But I also agree that national defense is one of the few legitimate functions of the federal government, so I want to make sure we get the most bang for the buck (no pun intended) from every penny.

That’s why I get especially irritated when I read horror stories about Pentagon waste.

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