This author makes some excellent points. As you read this article, ask yourself:
"Why are WE tasked with protecting the world?"
"Why does it fall to the United States to provide free defense to all of our allies, and to counter every threat that our allies face?"
"Why should we continue spending such insane amounts of money on defense spending when we accomplish so little, and that which we do accomplish is never what we set out to accomplish?"
I was watching TV last night. An ad came on for the Wounded Warrior Project. As I watched, I grew angrier and angrier. I remembered the recent stories of VA hospital administrators padding their books so it looked like they were seeing veterans in a timely manner. These stories included tales of veterans who died while waiting to see a doctor and waiting to receive some treatment. Now, the "Wounded Warrior Project" is on TV pleading with American Citizens to please give generously to help our returning wounded veterans. That really pissed me off. The Wounded Warrior Project should not exist in our current reality. Our country should be doing right by our veterans, and giving them the best possible care that money can buy. But no... We're too busy buying defective F-35 fighter jets, and building/storing mass amounts of M1A1 tanks in the desert, while we continue to build massive numbers of Aircraft Carriers to counter the one or two carriers that other countries have (which are far smaller and less capable than a single Nimitz class carrier).Read this article. It makes crazy, valid sense.