Sunday, February 03, 2008

Our Spiritual Death: Most Bloated Pentagon Budget Ever

The Defense Department's proposed 2009 budget request of $515.4 billion is the highest (adjusted for inflation) since WWII and it does not include the billions requested in supplemental spending for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that a nation that continues to spend more on the military than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death. In those terms the soul of our nation has flatlined.

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