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View Diary: Military strategy for progressives: Now is the time to press for Pentagon cuts, green reinvestment (86 comments)

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  •  Cutting defense is the best option (2+ / 0-)
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    socal altvibe, Odysseus

    Cutting defense and raising taxes on the wealthy are the only reasonable ways to reduce the deficit.  And at this point, I don't see what's stopping it.

    The oil companies have the control they wanted in Iraq.  Iran  and North Korea can be handled with diplomacy or financial payoffs.  China already has us by the naughty bits with all the money we've borrowed.

    The small terrorist groups don't require military might.  The require good intelligence, and rational homeland security.

    There's no threat that justifies this level of spending.  It's all just a way to direct government money into the defense companies.  If there's no way around the cronyism, at least give Halliburton some contracts to rebuild infrastructure here instead of wasting it abroad.

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