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A Modest Proposal

blackwater-mercs-in-nola.thumbnail.jpgA friend just suggested to me that the US needs to cut its military budget. To this, I say nonsense!

The US needs to spend more on the military! I mean it’s spending half the world’s military budget and in return has a military which can’t even win against rabble whose entire budget isn’t even a rounding error of the US military*. So imagine if the US spent only 25% of the world’s military budget, the horrible danger it would be in. Those dangerous Canadians and Mexicans would invade immediately.. It’s called the Department of Defense because the US is surrounded by enemies ready and able to invade the US.

In fact, since the US is losing in Afghanistan, I suggest the US add another 92K troops. It’s really the best use of America’s money. Expand the US military, because the one you’ve got now can’t do the job with only half the world’s military budget

More seriously, I am quite sure Putin laughs himself to sleep every night. "We did ourselves in. Now they’re doing themselves in the EXACT same way. Hahahahahahahahahaha".

Likewise Osama bin Laden must go to bed every night in his cave saying "Allah is great. He has made our enemies destroy themselves. Truly those whom God wishes to destroy he first makes mad, for only madmen bankrupt themselves and destroy their economy even though they are winning nothing."

(*note. Not only is the US losing in Afghanistan, but it lost Iraq. Where I come from when you have to pay your enemies to stop shooting at you, you lost the war. Capice?)

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Ian Welsh

Ian Welsh

Ian Welsh was the Managing Editor of FireDogLake and the Agonist. His work has also appeared at Huffington Post, Alternet, and Truthout, as well as the now defunct Blogging of the President (BOPNews). In Canada his work has appeared in and BlogsCanada. He is also a social media strategy consultant and currently lives in Toronto.

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