We all want our soldiers to be able to come home and that, would at the same time decrease spending. At the same time, how safe do you feel if most of our soldiers are home? There's a lot that we don't know that goes on "behind the scenes". There's no right or wrong answer.
Boston bombing perpetrated by our agencies! Come on everything concurs to their participation. The kids had links with the FBI. Knowing their past, they let them off the tracking hook, their uncle's wife is the daughter of former top CIA official... Come on.
No, Brenda you and your ignorance got to be kidding. Did you know that the same day the Boston bombings occurred, the United States military killed 17 Afghani civilians, 11 of whom were children? Ask God, he'll tell you.
Increase it. It's been brought to our shores now. We obviously need it both overseas and here.
Decrease spending by taking away the salary of the terrorists like the Fort Hood killer, taking away useless Joe Biden's salary, and Obama's!, and actually hire people who will bring up the known ways to cut spending over-all while increasing funds to the war on terror. Which would people rather have-------better ways to stop people like the Boston bombers, or access to $1000 dinners where Obama campaigns for his own agenda?
They're supposed to be public servants, not self-serving manipulating tyrants. It's THEY who are "out there".
Hasan is still a military officer?! Oh my. Yeah, tell that to the families of the soldiers he savagely killed, (in front of many eyewitnesses, mind you). If he hasn't been stripped of his status, he should've been.
Welcome to the fray, KFusha. First, thank you for your service. Second, I'd like to caution you to be careful in how you phrase things. Your voice is much too needed here to get banned for personal attacks!
That is a clear and present danger in the politics and religion forums. I would say the trick is to combat emotion with facts. However, facts are quite suspect and the source questioned and discounted by those who have already made up their mind of the opposite. So it really comes down to becoming adept at veiled (or semi-veiled at least) character assassination.
Stay this side of the invisible line and you'll be ok!
Also, Brenda, if you are so passionate about war and our overseas operations, why don't you pick up a freaking M4 and head over to Afghanistan? It is thanks to people like you that thousands of young Americans have come home in a body bag. Sincerely, A former United States Marine.
Terrorism? About 50 Americans have died on average every year due to terrorists. However, more than 400,000 die every single year due to smoking. You want to increase war spending? Declare war on the tobacco industry. More than 400,000 Americans die every single year due to heart related disease. You want to increase spending? Increase spending in medical research. This "fear factor" needs to disappear from American culture and policy. It does nothing but artificially engineer terror, misery, violence and hatred.
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