He's The Best President We've Ever Had
He Was One Of The Best
He Was Pretty Good
He Was Kind Of Bad
He Was One Of The Worst
He Was The Worst
Furthermore, remember at the time, our military was geared towards fighting a conventional war against Soviet forces. That threat disappeared in 1991. It makes little sense to keep funding a large force designed to fight an enemy that no longer exists.
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
A) $266 billion,
B) More than $266 billion, or
C) Less than $266 billion?
I'll wait here for the answer. If it's C (and it is, no need to look it up) I have just demonstrated that you can effectively defend your country from attack for less than $266 billion. And, in the case of China, you can also do it with a budget surplus! Isn't it ironic that Communists are better able to manage their money? It's also good given we need them to fund our deficits, but when you are taking money management 101 from Communists you really need to start electing better people.
Last edited by stekim; 06-22-09 at 03:53 PM.
Wow. Am I awesome or what?
The USA is 2nd with regards to amount of nukes
France is 3rd with regards to amount of nukes
China has the 4th with regards to amount of nukes
The USA spends 48% of the World's Military Spending
China spends 8% of the World's Military Spending
Russia spends 5% of the World's Military Spending
Now, can they defend their countries just as effectively as we can? You didn't prove it at all... at best it is a hypothetical. I would say that we have the ability to take an offensive war abroad much better than they could, and consequently we could defend our nation better than they could, based off of the navy alone...