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Wars To End War

John5840 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 9:34 AM
I find myself agreeing with Stossel about half the time, and this is one of them. Eisenhower warned us against the military industrial complex for a reason, ya know? I am always confused by conservatives who believe in small, unintrusive government , except when they believe in enormous government.
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...