1. There is upwards of $10 trillion that the Pentagon is unable to be account for since 1991.
2.The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost $3 trillion so far.
3. Our current government debt is $14 trillion ...
...but the defense budget will NOT be cut as a result of the debt ceiling deal UNLESS the Super Committee does not agree on a sufficient amount of cuts. Those who think a non-interventionist foreign policy is crazy have ZERO credibilty when they say they are against big government!
"Since first submitting financial accounts in 1991, the Pentagon "has been unable to account for trillions of dollars, well over almost $10 trillion by my own account," says Glain."
"Ending operations in Iraq and Afghanistan will instantly save the defense department $180 billion per year. According to Joseph Stiglitz the wars have cost the government $3 trillion and counting."