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  •  "Jingoism" a better name for it. (3+ / 0-)
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    Spoc42, Palafox, Alanhawaii
    It better captures the brainless militarism of GOP right wing that has cost the US $10T in WASTED military spending since 1980.  The Cold War was over in 1980, extended by Reagan at Iceland to keep military spending high (Star Wars, WWII battleships, all kinds of waste) yet the US spent 5 times what Russia and China combined were spending, that was on top of what our NATO allies were spending for the same defense against Russia, what Japan and Korea were spending for the same defense vs. China.

    US could have and should have (per Ike, Omar Bradley and other WWII generals) cut in half and still outspent Russia and China combined plus the additional military spending of Europe and Japan/Korea.

    We see it today with Obama spending $1T on his military overseas adventures.

    The cost of Romney, Palin, Newt, McConnell, Boehner, Fox et al's militarist Jingoism.

    The beneficiaries, Halliburton, Blackwater and other corrupt contractors. Harry Truman spent WWII going after them, Obama spends his time giving them more money.

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