Apparently Bin Laden is dead.

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  1. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    Rather than shallow, I'd say it was a Pyrrhic Victory. The sort where you lost in everything but name... :)
  2. ivanolo

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    True dat. With the country involved in a bunch of neverending wars and running a giant deficit, with a lot of its people unemployed or underemployed... killing Osama Bin Laden 10 years after the fact seems like a drop in the bucket.
  3. Commissar Smersh

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    I'm depressed that the wars are only a quarter of our defense budget.
  4. mistawiskas

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    And enlisted/career/veteran health care is half. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110508/ap_on_re_us/us_military_health_care
    There used to be a slogan: "what if they threw a war, and nobody came?"
  5. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    ^^^ Seriously, Eisenhower was right, and we ignored him... :(
  6. mistawiskas

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    He was a conspiracy theorist! What with all that MIC crap. :) :lol:
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  8. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    Health care in the Military will of course be huge right now, since taking care of traumatic head injuries and all those many EXPENSIVE modern prosthetic limbs, which have to be custom fitted, and custom RE-fitted frequently for the rest of the vet's lives. I just don't find that surprising or even comment-worthy at all. It's like noting suddenly that the sky has a bluish cast on sunny days, as if it's NEWS! ;)
  9. mistawiskas

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    Under the proposed pentagon budget after cuts:
    In a strictly mathematical sense 1+1=2.
    armaments=1 and fixing the carnage=1
    cost of defense/warmongering=2
    reparations and international aid/bribery=?
  10. ninefivezero

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    Check this out:

    http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2064039,00.html?xid=fbshare

  11. mistawiskas

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    Who actually expects common sense from congress in budget cutting?
  12. Goofus Maximus

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    Actually, that is advertising/recruitment costs, so it's not as silly as it sounds, and is also a drop in the bucket, that would add a few cents to endangered programs at most. (Also, how did he skip the costs for the Army and Navy football teams?)

    If you don't like that, then reinstate the draft, and all the competition to recruit suitable quality and quantity personnel (I HATE the phrase "Human Resources") would go away.