I just saw this on Maddow and felt compelled to share it. I am from the military and have argued we can stop spending such a ridiculous amount of money and in fact we can roll back some of the manning we raised for our now 12 year war effort because it is winding down and we should wind the numbers down as well.
Displays what Romney intends to spend on the military.... it eventually vastly outpaces what we spent for the Korean war. SO since Romney can not clearly articulate a foreign policy and seems not interested in reading anything about the foreign policy that his own staff provide then what does he plan to do with a Korean war sized military?
Who are we invading? Iran?
To give you an idea here is another graph that goes back to the Korean War.
Since the numbers on the two charts don't jive I will tell you that the second one accounts for all spending for the charge card wars whereas the first chart simply details the congressional outlay not what we actually spent.
Finally here is an interesting piece by The Blaze that details the differences and gives indications of where the money might be spent....
So are any of you under the misguided perception that we need to spend vastly more money than we did while engaged in two wars? If you think so then to what end?