I don’t buy it all, but he does make some good points.
We need to tighten down. And as for Afghanistan, he’s pretty much dead on. That place never was salvageable in the first place. It never has been and never will be.
This overly simplistic ideology is what caused us to stick our head in the sand while Adolf and company rolled over half the world. In the end, I'd say it cost us more in terms of lives lost and treasure expended because we allowed ourselves to be disengaged and have a weakened military.
I'll not argue that the current deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan are worthwhile. My position is “big stick” and not nation building. Nobody respects Obama because he is either a fool or intentionally working hard to make us a former super power.
Those that argue the guns or butter debate ignore the benefits that military spending has directly and indirectly.
A lot of U.S. citizens are employed that otherwise would not be.
Defense is a Constitutionally legitimate reason for taxation and expenditures. Welfare is not.