Powerful military can be reduced


The most powerful military in world history is about to receive an increase of $54 billion to its annual budget. Why? Isn’t $600 billion enough? A more suitable name for the Pentagon would be “Department of Lard & Blubber.” We already have a defense budget larger than those of the next 13 countries combined! It’s time for good men and women to rise up and demand that we close 98 percent of our 700 military bases across 130 countries.

We must stop interfering in the affairs of other nations, bring home the troops & the hardware, and let Afghanistan and Iraq rearrange the rubble all by themselves.

If we let this stand, we are worse than a nation of sheep. We are without a backbone, and a disgrace to our founding fathers.


Former Gowanda resident,