Gates Military Cuts Mostly for Show

(Kucinich talking budget cuts and the Pentagon’s unaccounted $2.3 Trillion)

US Defense Secretary Robert M Gates revealed the new military budget, which will phase in $78 billion dollars in projected cuts over the next five years.

Upon hearing this news, I was prepared to celebrate. Even if this $78 billion is just peanuts, translating to roughly 43 days of war (at 2010′s 661 Billion/year). Even if these cuts amount to less than 3% of the trillions they plan to spend over the next five years. It just would have been nice to relish a small victory against the Military Industrial Complex.

However, my party balloons were popped pretty quick upon reading the fine print: these cuts won’t take effect for another two years! This means the war machine will still enjoy two full years with increased spending. Plus, they also have a two year window to figure out a way to find more money come 2013.

The United States people are suffering from paying for wars they no longer support. The Iraqi and Afghan people no longer want foreign troops in their country (as if they ever did). The entire world would be in a better place if the US were to spend these trillions on something other than armed conflict.

Enough with this senseless waste of blood and treasure . Slash these war budgets now!

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One Response to “Gates Military Cuts Mostly for Show”

  1. Warron says:

    No one is interested in wars at this point in time. It has become an unappealing thing as of now.

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