Tea Party folks: Is this govt waste, or not? 200 U.S. Marines join anti-drug effort in Guatemala Why is the US military fighting drug dealers in Nicaragua? Intercepting drug boats, like how Miami PD does. They are the military. Fighting drugs is NOT war. Why is it that we gladly slash domestic police budgets, which fight drugs here, yet, SOME will defend at ALL COST the defense budget...which now is being spent to fight drugs. In Nicaragua?? So, Romney says cutting defense is "reckless" and indefensable. Well....I think we must have PLENTY of room to cut if we are using Marines to fight freakin' dope dealers in Nicaragua. But, SOME are gonna argue that it's a valid cause. Yet, once those drugs make it to our borders, the men and women who fight the same drugs INSIDE our borders...well, they're expendable, and we simply can't afford to pay them any longer. The military, oh no, thats "reckless" to cut. But inside our borders? Hell yeah, slash and burn baby!!!! So, is it, or is it not, govt waste to fight dope dealers in a shithold that is not a military threat to us?