DUmmie fails at math but is corrected.
Now the DUer in question is corrected and admits the mistake, I've got no problem with that.panader0 (1000+ posts) Sun Jan-03-10 04:33 PM
Original message The US spends as much on it's military as all of the rest of the world combined
Yep. (Nope.) More than China, Russia, England, France, Germany, and every other country combined. (I think the number was 49% of the world's military spending) Our escapades abroad are wrong. Wrong for the nations we invade/occupy. Wrong by setting up political leaders in the nations we invade/occupy. Wrong morally and according to international law. Wrong because the money we waste on these wrong wars prevents our country from domestic spending on health care, education, infrastructure and much, much more. It's not about terror. That's bullshit. It's about big money made by a select few, and as always, fueled by the lives of the poor. I had the pie chart (about military spending) bookmarked somewhere but can't find it.
It's not about national security. We, as a nation would be MORE secure if we didn't try to control the world. The wars are making more enemies by the minute. I am ashamed of the US. Bring our soldiers home. Fix our problems with the enormous amount of money saved by peace.
This threads pretty much come to a screeching halt but you can see how they jumped
onto the "USA is Evil" bandwagon oh so very easily.