Sunday, December 4, 2011


Defend Yourself
Why do we still have 30,000 troops in South Korea, 66,000 in Germany, and 53,000 in Japan of all places?  I understand the idea may be to act as a deterrent to China or North Korea and Iran but, there has to be a better way to do this than to have all these soldiers overseas in countries that should be able to defend themselves or at the very least, help us out a lot more.  It's time to let the Japanese rearm and take some responsibility for defending that area of the world.  We simply can't continue to be the world's policeman.  We can't afford it.  The money isn't there to continue these foreign operations to the extent we have for all these decades.  We make a big deal out of trying to help the Afghans and the Iraqis defend themselves.  Why not the Japanese?  Certainly, the Germans can pick up some slack in Europe.  The South Koreans have a pretty good military force already.  It's time to wise up and pull our resources back home.

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