On The Military Budget
by Tom White
Our military was given a $400 Billion budget for the year 2003. That amount
is more than the combined military spending of the next 25 nations. This
horrendous amount, which breaks down to $799,000 per minute, was sold
to Congress by the Pentagon who said it would allow us to "wage two
major wars at the same time." We are now in one war against a country
(Iraq) who, according to the Center for Defense Information, spends $1.4
Billion a year on their military. The Bush people are asking for another
$75 Billion to pay for this war, bringing our military spending to $903,000
per minute, every minute for five years. I will risk being called "unpatriotic"
by laying out the facts and asking you to please consider the number of
people, and the causes, that are being sacrificed because of an insatiable
military complex. Dwight Eisenhower warned us!
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