Should the US decrease or increase spending on the war on terrorism?

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    lesliebyarsposted 5 years ago

    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.

  2. innersmiff profile image71
    innersmiffposted 5 years ago

    Decrease to Zero. The war on terrorism is like having a war on war - an inherent contradiction.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image83
      Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lol
      Maybe we should declare peace on terrorism!
      That would really mess with their heads.

      1. innersmiff profile image71
        innersmiffposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        It's hard to tell how ironic you're being, but that's actually a good idea, and I like the phraseology!

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        KFushaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        That is absolutely brilliant. I love it.

  3. maxoxam41 profile image71
    maxoxam41posted 5 years ago

    Decrease to its maximum. The people need the money not our so-called war on terrorism. The only terror existing is the one we bring to the countries we are invading.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Not.   And how uncaring of you to even say that.
      Try telling that to the victims of the Boston bombing and their families.

      1. Zelkiiro profile image94
        Zelkiiroposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Fat lot of help all that spending was to them. We spend trillions and they still get attacked.

        This should clue you in that the egregious spending going towards the War on Terror is doing absolutely nothing.

      2. maxoxam41 profile image71
        maxoxam41posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        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.

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          Brenda Durhamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          You have got to be kidding.

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        KFushaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Seth Winter profile image82
          Seth Winterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Didn't the Afghan War cost something like 120,000 civilian lives? Terrorists strap bombs to their back to blow up cafe's, the United States is just better funded.

    2. Mighty Mom profile image83
      Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Could not agree more.
      But... we owe it to our servicemen and women not to bring them home with
      no jobs or retraining to get jobs here in the US.

      1. maxoxam41 profile image71
        maxoxam41posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        It is a good explanation.

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    Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago

    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?

    1. maxoxam41 profile image71
      maxoxam41posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's been brought to our shores? What are you talking about?

    2. Uncle Nutsack profile image59
      Uncle Nutsackposted 5 years agoin reply to this

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        Brenda Durhamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        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.

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        KFushaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to introduce all of you to Brenda, the die-hard Christian who is pro-war, death and destruction. Brenda, you are a living example of hypocrisy and ignorance.

        1. Mighty Mom profile image83
          Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          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!
          smile
          MM

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            KFushaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Thank you for the advice. I allow my anger to get the best of me sometimes.

            1. Mighty Mom profile image83
              Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              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!

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        KFushaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Josak profile image59
          Josakposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          +100000000

    3. Ralph Deeds profile image68
      Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago

      President Obama, ineffect, wisely called off the "war on terror" recently. "Wars on" and "zero tolerance" policies frequently lead to brain fade and narrow focus on remedies that usually don't work.

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      KFushaposted 5 years ago

      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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