Saturday, February 23, 2002


More
on the tragic U. S. military budget: the proposed 2003 Pentagon budget exceeds that of the next 25 nations combined; more than 100 countries have annual military budgets of less than what the Pentagon will spend in one day; more than 50 countries have annual military budgets of less than what the Pentagon will spend in two hours (and I guarantee that one of the military sycophants at some godforesaken place like the War Street Journal will quibble about these numbers, and conclude that it is only something like the next 22 countries, so it is thus perfectly justified). As I've said before, it has become perfectly clear that the junta which has taken over the United States has determined that the American Empire is doomed, and it is time to squeeze all the money that can be squeezed out of the American people, pollute the country as much as possible, and then leave the country a wrecked shell and decamp for some island somewhere. There is no possible way to explain this kind of imbalance in military spending except to see it as the quickest way to profiteer off into the sunset. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, this much weaponry is going to have to be dropped on people, in order to justify buying more. Thus, the military spending will create massive unnecessary war and human suffering.

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