War criminal Dick Cheney claims that President Barack Obama is “devastating” the United States military and needs to take money away from frivolous things like infrastructure and feeding low-income people to “turn around the whole trend” of cutting our bloated defense budget.
“That ought to be our top priority for spending. Not food stamps, not highways or anything else,” Cheney said. “Your No. 1 responsibility as president is to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. [Obama] is the commander-in-chief and he’s absolutely devastating the United States military today.”
Let’s let him slide on his false equivalency between overspending on the military and defending the Constitution and remember that Cheney was a leading advocate of–as Rand Paul once said before he embedded his nose firmly in Cheney’s backside–using 9/11 as a pretext to invade Iraq for Halliburton’s gain.
The United States currently spends more on “defense” than the next eight countries combined–China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, and India.
Meanwhile, we spend much less on social programs (like SNAP) than most countries. In 2011, the United States was ranked 25th out of 34 in “entitlement” spending.
Something is wrong, here–and it’s not a lack of defense spending.