Defense budget cuts could mean the U.S. would no longer have totally awesome overkill capabilities. This could reduce us from, wait for it, “being unquestionably powerful everywhere to being less visibly globally and presenting less of an overmatch to our adversaries.” So says the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who enjoys massive perks now and no doubt will have cushy “consulting” jobs when he retires. Does he lie in bed twitching in anguish at the thought of the US not being enough of an overmatch? (All this machoÂ posturing does get tedious, especially when youÂ realize that little bitty Vietnam defeated us a few decades ago.)
Lordy, if we cut back our bloated and corrupt military budget we might not be able to invade, bomb, and destroy when it pleases us to do so. That would just be so wrong. Of course the majority of the public thinks that would be a good thing and favor ending our insane wars for empire.
I am so tired of the war pigs looting this country for personal profit and gain, wrapping it all the while in aÂ phonyÂ flag of patriotism. The incessant and pointless adventurism of the US military and establishment is destroying this country. And they don’t care how many die or if it bankrupts the country.
Because, when all is said and done:
“War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small ‘inside’ group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.”