Eddie Vedder. Hollywood antiwar rally. 2003
The United States seemingly has endless wars, conflicts, and invasions. In 2010 the United States accounted for a staggering 41% of worldwide military spending, dwarfing spending by any other country. We have military bases in dozens of countries and spend at least 20% of our entire budget on defense. If you add in indirect costs like medical care for injured veterans (which will continue for decades) and programs like the CIA drones, then the real cost is no doubt much higher. And excuse me, but inquiring minds want to know, just why is the CIA permitted to have its own little wars complete with drones and how many other agencies are doing the same thing? It all seems a bit crazy and out of control.
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