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LOTFI: Dear Neocons, Rand Paul Is Right On Military Spending

I’m an Iraq vet and I can’t agree more with this article. We’re over 18 trillion in debt and we can’t keep spending on things like 40 million for a gas station in Afghanistan and billions on “moderate Syrian rebels.” The Pentagon needs a full audit and our defense dollars need to be spent wisely.

Our debt is our biggest national security risk.

 

“During last night’s Fox Business News Republican Primary debate, United States senators [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ] (R-Fla.) and [mc_name name=’Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’P000603′ ] (R-Ky.) had what was probably one of the most meaningful exchanges so far in the race to decide the party’s nominee for president.

Paul and Rubio traded jabs over military spending, an issue that has divided many in the Republican party, and there’s little consensus on who won the exchange. That being said, the neoconservatives like Rubio are wrong when it comes to military spending and it’s time the Republican party, as a whole, realize it.

Let’s be clear about something. When Paul says you’re not a serious conservative if you’re willing to spend another $1 trillion, on loan from China, on the Department of Defense (DOD), he says so because the DOD is rife with fraud and waste.

For example, the DOD spent $2 million dollars for every one Syrian rebel they trained. Guess what? The majority of them never showed up to fight on our behalf after being trained. That’s right, $2 million to train one person that never showed up. The DOD also spent $43 million to build one single gas station in Afghanistan, which will never be used. If that wasn’t enough, Congress recently pushed $436 million on weapons that military experts explicitly said are not needed. Should they really keep getting blank checks?”

Entire article at http://truthinmedia.com/lotfi-dear-neocons-rand-paul-military-spending/