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Wars To End War

OneDogGone Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 10:03 AM
The military has a better reputation among conservatives than government in general. Yet, as with any government program, once the United States armed forces start doing something, anything, really, they keep doing it long, long after the reasons for undertaking it have passed. When you undertake to defend Germany, it is darn hard to return German defense back to Germany. The "entitlement mentality" runs as much to defending Iceland from its foreign foes as to government's handing out of food stamps.
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...