Sunday, January 08, 2012

Numbers and Words

Barack Obama, 05 January 2012:
And I firmly believe, and I think the American people understand, that we can keep our military strong and our nation secure with a defense budget that continues to be larger than roughly the next 10 countries combined.

Kudos to the president for stating the obvious. Obama may be the first president ever to say "Enough" when it comes to military spending. But hedistinctly low-balls America's spending advantage. Actually, the US outspends the combined total of the next 15 countries. Ten of those countries are US allies of one sort or another.

And with all that might we still can't make the world work like we want it to. Perhaps alternatives to military force may also be useful.

Ya think?

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