If We Can Keep It – Briefing

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  1. maximilliangcon 11 Feb 2008 at 1:59 pm 1

    *”The world has changed, we’re not going back to the way we were.”

    *”I find one of the sillier ideas is the (and you hear this all the time)
    notion that American foreign policy has been hijacked by a handful
    of people, and as soon as as they’re out of there, we’re going back to
    the way it was.”

    *”They’re wrong about that, because we’re not the same people we
    were before.”

    * Richard Pearl.
    http://www.sonyclassics.com/whywefight/

    http://www.air-attack.com/
    Bush Budget Has $585 Billion for Defense in 2009
    Posted on: Tue Feb 5th, 2008 | Voice of America

    President Bush’s budget for next year, sent to the Congress for debate on Monday, includes more than half a trillion dollars in basic defense spending, and another $70 billion to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and related operations, for about half of the year.

  2. maximilliangcon 11 Feb 2008 at 8:22 pm 2

    Some interesting analysis of US & world geo-politics, and the events
    leading upto this point.

    Recommended reading.

    MC

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2006/12/the_end_of_pax_americana.html

    http://www.yonip.com/main/articles/eagle.html

  3. 008klmon 12 Feb 2008 at 3:50 am 3

    The only terrorists worthy of fear are the Neocons.

  4. 008klmon 12 Feb 2008 at 3:54 am 4

    max- So $585B + $70B (2nd half of year) = $655B for ’09.

  5. maximilliangcon 12 Feb 2008 at 12:45 pm 5

    08klm said, on February 12th, 2008 at 3:54 am

    max- So $585B + $70B (2nd half of year) = $655B for ‘09.

    Not bad Eh ?
    Given that trend, one can predict a trillion dollar anual defence budget
    well within our lifetimes.

    Currently with a now burgeoning 10 trillion dollar
    federal deficit, I believe that’s 13 digits ! With a looming general
    economic resession taking hold.

    1 billion = 10 to the 9th
    10 bill = 10 to the 1oth
    100 bill = 10 to the 11th
    1 trillion = 10 to the 12th
    10 trillion = 10 to the 13th !

    Here’s a thought,
    If you took ALL the money squandered in GWB’S “I-Rack” occupation,
    and gave it to GM, FORD, & Chyrsler, to pour into research and subsidied
    pricing, six years ago, perhaps most of
    us might be driving electric powered cars by now.

    Or, how about better roads, better health care,
    Education, basic scientific and industrial research, transportation,
    etc,,etc,,?

    “It’s no way of life at all, it’s humanity hanging by
    an iron cross.”*

    *President Dwight Eisenhower farewell adress,
    and warning about the Mil. Ind Complex.

    http://www.sonyclassics.com/whywefight/
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LWJF/

    MaXimillian