The Empire Spends Cash Frivolously

Since the 911 incident, the amount of terrorist attacks have increased 7 fold around the world. It is estimated that the United States will have spent 4 to 6 trillion dollars on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan according to FreedomPop stats I was just reading. This number includes long-term medical care and disability for veterans and their families meaning it will surely rise exponentially over the next few years. This is in no way beneficial to national security or to the stability of the rest of the world. This has been sold to the American people as noble cause but smells of corporate greed. What happen to the Teddy Roosevelt foreign policy, “Walk softly and carry a big stick.” Somewhere between FDR and Lyndon Johnson our country decided to be more concerned with world affairs rather than domestic growth. While our soldiers have been casualties of oil wars and land posturing, our homeland continues to struggle. Reportedly the United States has 611 military bases worldwide and that is only the ones known to the citizens. After 611 bases and 13 years of war, what has our presence around the world accomplished. According to the Washington Post, it has increased terrorist attacks from 1500 in 2000 to 10000 presently. Our presence around the world is causing more harm then good and sapping our country of valuable resources. It’s time to bring our troops home and let the world manage its’ own affairs.

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