BUSH REPUBLICANS DESTROYED USA with the help of some Blue Dog Corporate Democrats!<quoted text>
Then why did Reagan restart the B-1 program?
Next, I have forgotten more aviation stuff then you will ever know. If the B-1 is obsolete, why is it still ion service?
Did you know that when Carter cancelled the B-1A he tried to redesign the FB-111s?
And yes, Obama personally cancelled the Space Shuttles. Oh, he diverted funds from NASA to make it look like they cancelled the program, but it was Obama who told them.
Obama does a lot of winkin' and noddin' to get his way. That way no one can point a finger at him. It is like when he took the USS Enterprise out of service two years early.
Meanwhile the U.S. military is funding a $100 million wild life program and a $250 million green energy program. The military is to Defend the U.S. and our interests, not save wild life or ave the Earth (as if we can destroy the Earth!)
Iraq war 'caused slowdown in the US'
February 28, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/2r8b3k
THE Iraq war has cost the US 50-60 times more than the Bush administration predicted and was a central cause of the sub-prime banking crisis threatening the world economy, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz.
The former World Bank vice-president yesterday said the war had, so far, cost the US something like $US3trillion ($3.3 trillion) compared with the $US50-$US60-billion predicted in 2003.
Australia also faced a real bill much greater than the $2.2billion in military spending reported last week by Australian Defence Force chief Angus Houston, Professor Stiglitz said, pointing to higher oil prices and other indirect costs of the wars.
Professor Stiglitz told the Chatham House think tank in London that the Bush White House was currently estimating the cost of the war at about $US500 billion, but that figure massively understated things such as the medical and welfare costs of US military servicemen.
The war was now the second-most expensive in US history after World War II and the second-longest after Vietnam, he said.
The spending on Iraq was a hidden cause of the current credit crunch because the US central bank responded to the massive financial drain of the war by flooding the American economy with cheap credit.
"The regulators were looking the other way and money was being lent to anybody this side of a life-support system," he said.
That led to a housing bubble and a consumption boom, and the fallout was plunging the US economy into recession and saddling the next US president with the biggest budget deficit in history, he said.
World Military Spending / http://tinyurl.com/4ucbrl
Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes … known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.— James Madison, Political Observations, 1795