Despite my appearance here at Gonzo Times, I’m not fully on board with Punk Johnny Cash on all things. I’m sure he knows this and so we are good and fine where we do agree. I’m an International Relations guy and I’ve read a whole lot on policy from varying different views. I don’t go for isolationist/anti-war views but, then again, I don’t go for the knee-jerk hawks either.
The world’s economies do have direct interests in keeping the world’s economic turbines going and, for quite a long time, the United States has fulfilled that role. There are still many neoconservatives who think that the United States should keep on with that role or that it even can, while the capacity for America to do that is obviously tired. The United States military has gone from liberating Auschwitz and taking the beach in Normandy to becoming a tagline on the Colbert Report, and that is because it has been strained beyond realistic capacity.
I’m not a great numbers guy, admittedly, but the current budget crisis that is plaguing the federal government could be made much less problematic. Here is a graph that illustrates
I gave some strong criticism towards Kentucky’s Senator-elect Rand Paul over his acceptance of funds from the white supremacist group Stormfront and his revisiting of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Given his remaking himself into a Tea Party heartthrob along with what I just stated about him, I began to not think he would actually follow up on military cuts.
The biggest concern I can really understand in regards to cutting down the military is that thousands have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, with blood and treasure as well being spent in Libya.