Registered: May 2005
07-31-12 01:22 AM
Quote from AAAintheBeltway:
I will concede that I haven't been a big fan of your writing, as it seemed overly anti-american, but you make some good points above. We have spent way too much on a bloated military and idiotic foreign adventures, even as we have allowed our so-called allies to freeload off us.
Ron Paul made this very point in the debates. We have real needs here in this country. You can debate the wisdom of Social Security and Medicare, but people right here in the US depend on them. Are we really going to cut them to free up funds for the corrupt Karzai regime in Afghanistan or to provide funds for Iraq, which has the world's third largest oil reserves?
We spend hundreds of billions to defend Japan's oil supply and to defend a South Korea that directs its focus on taking advantage of our free markets while restricting its own. We have dozens of military bases in Europe, decades after any Soviet threat has evaporated. If they don't feel the need to provide for their own defense, why is it our responsibility?
Our infrastructure is falling apart. Washington, DC, our Nation's capital and the supposed capital of the Free World, has a third world power grid that goes down in any sizeable storm.
July 30, 2012
SouthAmerica: Here is another example of my anti-war writings which many Americans would interpret as being anti-USA, I wrote and posted this info about 3 years ago:
The Afghanistan War and the US economy
In case Mitt Romney is elected president and start a new war against Iran, I wonder if he would also be willing to send his 5 sons to the frontline of that war to fight for Mitt Romney's warmongering ways?