(I just picked an Air Force commander's comments off the Grass Roots Press this morning.)
Albuquerque, NM is home to Kirtland Air Force Base which buys the Duke City's love and loyalties just as the military does here in El Paso where Fort Bliss has developed this city's economic addiction to the army who lets us suck the pork's hind teat for our 'economic survival.'
Bob Anderson of Albuquerque wrote of Kirtland Air Force Base commander Colonel Robert Suminsby, Jr.'s remarks that were recently made to approximately 300 civic leaders.
Dada doesn't know the occasion for the remarks, whether it was a prayer breakfast, or military appreciation day or some other event where city officials and military brass climb in bed together for an hour or two of mutual 'feel good.'
According to Anderson, Col. Suminsby said, "If left unchecked, the growth of spending on Social Security and Medicare will eventually crush the defense budget."
I didn't read any further. I stopped out of fear my eyes might start hemorrhaging. But I do have to say, this is the thinking of a very scary bastard indeed! It frightens the hell out of me, this threat that Medicare, Social Security or any other social programs (Head Start, education, Medicaid, etc.) necessitate our poor military sacrifice some fucking bombs, missiles and nuclear attack submarines (one launched just this past week).
When a military must gut its nation's very social infrastructure, cannibalizing the basic domestic needs of its own citizenry to survive, then we really won't need Col. Suminsby's god-damned air force nor the rest of our bloated military stretched thin towards breaking by our lust for total global domination. That's because we will have already lost the war. Because there will be no nation worth defending, nothing left to save.