Thursday, February 25, 2010


U.S. military as too big and too expensive and recognize spending $1 million to keep a soldier in Afghanistan for one year

U.S. has more than 2,500,000 Dept. of Defense personnel deployed across the planet and 761 military bases on foreign soil, not counting more than 100 in Iraq and more than 400 American and NATO bases in Afghanistan. U.S. troops are now stationed in 148 countries and 11 territories

a military network larger than the Roman Empire, which at its height had 37 major military bases, and the British Empire which had 36.

More bases are planned; billions spent building bases in far off lands while large swaths of American cities degrade into impoverished zones and the infrastructure of the nation crumbles

When the Cold War ended U.S. decided to the sole superpower. U.S. military spending is equal to the whole world combined

U.S. Navy exceeds in firepower the next 13 navies combined

budgets are accounted for – the Pentagon, the wars, the 16 intelligence agencies, the super-sized embassies – total Empire spending is more than $1 trillion annually

the entrenched military-industrial complex that President Eisenhower warned us about in 1961 is now so powerful that cutting the military budget is off the table in Washington, DC

The war budget grows and grows despite a fragile if not collapsing economy at home

Undoing a century-old empire that is larger than any that ever existed is no easy task, but for citizen patriots it is an essential one for the survival of the nation and the benefit of the world

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