You Need It All to Get the Half You Want

[High Praise! to Transterrestrial Musings]

a lot of the Pentagon budget is wasteful, for the same reason that a lot of NASA’s is – because the lawmakers on the committees overseeing it like it that way. But the other problem is that we can’t always predict what we’ll need, and in that sense, defense spending is like advertising – only half of it is effective, but no one knows which half.

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  1. “If you would have peace, prepare for war” although this wisdom seems sometimes to become if you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. On the gripping hand, if President Clinton had done a thorough job of policing Somalia perhaps it wouldn’t be such a mess and a haven for pirates. Perhaps it would be worse, or at least worse for us.



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