TheGift73 writes "In a Memorial Day speech to honour the veterans of America’s wars, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney stated that, ”The world is not safe”, then going on to say that he means ”to commit to preserve America as the strongest military in the world, second to none, with no comparable power anywhere in the world.”
He then pretty well insulted the US’s allies in Europe and it’s much smaller military and unwise financial decisions by saying:
“We have two courses we can follow: One is to follow the pathway of Europe. To shrink our military smaller and smaller to pay for our social needs. And they of course rely on the strength of America and they hope for the best. Were we to follow that kind of course, there would be no one that could stand to protect us.”
Yeh, Europe would fall if it weren’t for the mighty US.
“The other is to commit to preserve America as the strongest military in the world, second to none, with no comparable power anywhere in the world. We choose that course. We choose that course for America not just so that we can win wars, but so we can prevent wars.”
So basically, under Romney’s America, US social needs aren’t important as being the biggest boy in the playground. Look at what two wars have done to the US thus far, and after his previous comments regarding Russia (Russia is America’s ‘number one geopolitical foe), having someone like him in power would make this a very scary world to live in. Mitt Romney won’t be happy until the US are in complete control of the world or have rekindled the fires of The Cold War.
All of this coming from someone who has never served a day in the armed forces, nor has he sent any of his five sons off to war. I’m not saying that because he has never served in the forces is a bad thing because it’s not; but I do find it disturbing that he seems intent on furthering the US war machine hence placing other people’s sons and daughters in future danger. Here’s a heads up Mitt, your country is currently in a massive financial mess and wanting to increase the military budget even further than the estimated $1.030–$1.415 trillion that you already are expected to spend on your 2012 military budget, isn’t going to improve the situation. Neither is insulting your allies."
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