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To: kabar

If we did not design our ships and planes to fight enemies who have Star Trek technologies which none of our closest potential adversaries have, we probably can afford more ships and planes. If we stop being a policeman in the world and try to use our superpower status in the world to remake the world into the US by force we probably would not be broke and can afford more planes and ships. The Cold War ended under Bush41 and the US had a chance for period of peace and recontruction. Instead we went about criticizing countries over human rights and interfere in civil wars that were none of our business. In the end it took many years to break the Soviet and Chinese alliance, but we manage to bring those two countries together in an alliance against us. Bush41 sort of understood that, Clinton neglected it and let DoD run strategy of everyone can be an enemy, Bush42 let the neocons make more enemies and at the same time bankrupt the US. Economic implosion, weariness of foreign wars lead to the election of Obama and reelection of Obama.


18 posted on 01/20/2013 11:28:38 AM PST by Fee
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To: Fee
If we did not design our ships and planes to fight enemies who have Star Trek technologies which none of our closest potential adversaries have, we probably can afford more ships and planes.

LOL. That is not why we design our ships and planes. It is about having military superiority over any existing or future enemy. Superior ships and planes are force multipliers when it comes to dealing with an enemy who may have lots of troops like the Iraqis, but can't compete militarily. Smart bombs, cruise missiles, etc. mean we need less planes and ships--and fewer military personnel.

If we stop being a policeman in the world and try to use our superpower status in the world to remake the world into the US by force we probably would not be broke and can afford more planes and ships.

More Leftist propaganda. The US has strategic national interests and we need a national security capability to advance them.

The Cold War ended under Bush41 and the US had a chance for period of peace and recontruction. Instead we went about criticizing countries over human rights and interfere in civil wars that were none of our business.

The Soviet Union broke up, but the Cold War is not dead in terms of our relationship with Russia and China. In fact, China is increasing its military capabillities.

I have no problem in criticing countries over their human rights policies. We should continue doing it. I can tell you from firsthand experience that the Polish people appreciated Reagan's characterization of the Soviet Union as the "Evil Empire." It gave hope to everyone who languished in prisons for speaking out against tyranny.

Bush42 let the neocons make more enemies and at the same time bankrupt the US. Economic implosion, weariness of foreign wars lead to the election of Obama and reelection of Obama.

Neocons is a code word. I get it. You are an anti-semite.

30 posted on 01/20/2013 11:55:38 AM PST by kabar
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