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  •  "decline" is code word for "weak on defense" (0+ / 0-)

    I saw some shill on PBS working the same angle. It's the opening fight in "we'll be over run by the Chinese/Muslim/who-ya-got hordes if we touch a hair on my pretty well funded defense systems."

    It's nonsense, of course. Google: H Bomb. Russia's not sending tanks into Poland any time soon. Japan v China in the South China Sea? Taiwan? That's what'll get brought up. We can easily stay at par with anyone, anywhere. As long as we're not doing new-fashioned Republican nation occupation and building (see: Bush 43 admin) we can spend A LOT LESS. And to make it politically possible go to the same bootstrapped decades ago weapons powerhouses and work with them to retool to sell us 21st century transportation networks and solar infrastructure. At a slightly smaller markup than a 1k toilet seat. Similar troop levels just close overseas bases and spend that cash in the 50 states. State by state. House district by House district.

    If you didn't like the news today, go out and make some of your own.

    by jgnyc on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 09:40:20 AM PST

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