Friday, February 03, 2006

Good comment at Brad DeLong's


I would like to see means testing of the next war.

How much danger is there? Is the danger clear and present? What vital national interest is defended?

Is a military option justified and how could it be done without 150,00 troops and mega tons of expensive gear?

Will the VA be funded for the maimed?

And if the above are means tested then the thing should be paid with increasded taxes and a draft of all physically able youth regardless of sex and economic class.

The question is not whether the military is stretched but why is it being used and why is the cost justified?

I will not feel bad getting both my SS and my military retirement checks.


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