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2010-05-09 Home Front: WoT
US cannot afford another Afghanistan or Iraq, warns Defence Secretary
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Posted by tipper 2010-05-09 14:49|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6476 views ]  Top

#1 Iran,Pakistan and Saudi will be happy with this news!
Posted by Paul D 2010-05-09 17:29||   2010-05-09 17:29|| Front Page Top

#2 In a speech at the Eisenhower Presidential Library...

Note how they leave out -

"Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades.

In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.

Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.

The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present

and is gravely to be regarded."

So, let's talk about all those grants and 'research' monies shoveled off to the universities by all departments of the government too.
Posted by Procopius2k 2010-05-09 18:54||   2010-05-09 18:54|| Front Page Top

#3 It will take only a few atom bombs that we have in thousands. So what is this non sense that we can not afford to fight the another Islamic stupidity.
Posted by Annon 2010-05-09 18:57||   2010-05-09 18:57|| Front Page Top

#4 AFAICT defense as a fraction of gdp has gone from 3.5% to 5% over the past decade.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2010-05-09 19:45||   2010-05-09 19:45|| Front Page Top

#5 Start Rant
Too many people never had to fight for their life.
they want a CLEAN solution (Y'all go away nice peaceful like, now lads) and don't understand what it means when the Muslim Imams say "We want you DEAD" They think it's a catchy slogan, not plain hard Fact.

Until hard times force them to realise it's TRUTH, things will muddle along as before That's exactly what the "Sheeple" want.

So BOOM Obama is elected as the Sheeple wished, and does NOT stand against the enemy, again, as the people wish.
and the hard realists who HAVE fought for their lives, complain and again the sheeple want the "Warmongers" to go away.

Our nation is in big trouble simply because we've let the Majority become soft, I have NOT been a softie, I needed a home so I bought what I could afford, A trailer, Not what I wanted, (A huge Home).

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, and Whaddya mean I can't have it.

There's only one problem, folks must work or starve, if they refuse to work (NOT Cannot Find work, but refuse) then starve.

Yes we need a safety net for the unable, by age, disaility, or Physical loss (Arm, Leg etc) but NOT including the Dont't wanna's.(I'm too smart to work, etc)

We must have something like the WPA, For folks who can't find work, and NOT picking up trash on the Interstates, but REAL work they either know, or cn be taught to do, with a Fair, (Not poverty) Wage paid.

End rant
Posted by Redneck Jim 2010-05-09 19:52||   2010-05-09 19:52|| Front Page Top

#6 It cheaper to destroy than build. 9/11/2001 is a perfect lesson on that.
Posted by ed 2010-05-09 23:13||   2010-05-09 23:13|| Front Page Top

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