UK slashes armed forces by 10 percent

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    UK slashes armed forces by 10 percent - CNN.com

    Maybe we CAN learn a thing or two from our friends across the pond?
     
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    Good for THEM...Maybe WE can pull our bases away from our friends and SEE if they up their level>?

    My bet is that they would be forced to.
     
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    Can we get a tea party leader behind some of these smart cuts
     
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    Across the board.

    You could cut defense spending 20% and the welfare state here would not stand still for 5% cuts of their budgets.
     
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    I am with you. I am hoping the GOP has included foreign soil base closures as part of cost cutting measures in their "Contract Hit on America". What do you think?
     
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    They gonna pay them unemployment for 99 weeks? and then extend it? Then why slash them in the first place you bigg asssed DUmmie.
     
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    How would anyone know? When was the last time defense spending was cut by 20%? I don't even believe Clilnton made those sort of cuts.
     
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    They can only do that because wasting money on excessive unnecessary militarism is not mandated by their Constitution, like us...

    ...we have to overspend on the military. As it is written...
     
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    What? Get a benevolent world power to catch our backs? Who might that be? There's a reason Canada's got a 60,000 man army as well..

    Come on.
     
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    Canada is a lot less facist than we are by a long shot.
     

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