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  •  only global power with global responsibilities? (2+ / 0-)
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    OleHippieChick, jamess
    Without a doubt, the United States has the most powerful military in the world, in part because it is the world’s only global power with global responsibilities
    When did the global responsibilities become ours? By whose directive?

    A nation mired in debt, homeless in the streets, infrastructure failing, economy imploding, and struggling to survive it all, and we still feel we should police the globe?

    Just the fuel alone, to fund those global responsibilites....

    If the Department of Defense were a country, it would rank about 38th in the world for oil consumption.

    Rhetoric has to be matched with actions. "Only actions don't lie."

    by allenjo on Tue Feb 14, 2012 at 08:18:20 AM PST

    •  Department of Defense is the largest polluter (1+ / 0-)
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      jamess
      "The U.S. Department of Defense is the largest polluter in the world, producing more hazardous waste than the five largest U.S. chemical companies combined," explains Lucinda Marshall
      http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/...

      Rhetoric has to be matched with actions. "Only actions don't lie."

      by allenjo on Tue Feb 14, 2012 at 08:23:24 AM PST

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