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View Diary: The American People Have Spoken: No More War Abroad, More Jobs at Home (158 comments)

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    where you're coming from but I do pay taxes to finance deployments on the other side of the planet for various interests not necessarily connected to our own interests or only vaguely connected.  We had an extensive deployment to Afganistan solely on the basis that our neighbour had been attacked and to rid the country of the people who did that.  We sent fighter squadrons to Libya along with a command centre, naval units to the Gulf in the 1st Gulf War and various military/civilian elements to Bosnia.  We have troops still deployed in places like the Sinai as part of UN peacekeeping efforts and supported those efforts in various places in the world.  Our contribution is proportional to our size as a nation.
    Your reaction is entirely understandable but I fear might be counterproductive in the larger scheme of things.  

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