As a former C-141 Flight Engineer in the Air Force reserves, I flew 5000 hours in support of our national interest. I started flying worldwide in 1991. In 2003 I was activated for Iraq and served 18 months hauling wounded soldiers. Even during the Clinton administration our military was taxed with a high operations tempo. The Clinton military budget hovered around $300 billion. Even with a military budget of $300 billion and zero wars of choice, America was safe. Of course this changed when Saudi Arabian extremists bombed the Twin towers because our military was in Mecca during Southern Watch.. George Walker Bush would then blame Iraq for 911 and launch America into two costly an unnecessary wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Some estimate the war bill for Iraq and Afghanistan to exceed $4 to $6 trillion.
During the George Walker Bush administration, Republicans and Democratic Socialists grew an Orwellian police state. They created the Department of homeland security; the Department of homeland surveillance, and doubled military spending while adding another $200 billion a year in operations funding. Supporting one troop 10,000 miles away would end up costing $1 million a year. The cost per kill in Afghanistan was $1 billion per enemy troop. Meanwhile, the logistical nightmare added utter millions of flight hours to the DOD aircraft fleet. Instead of spending trillions on “Marshal Plans for Muslims,” we could have retooled the entire Air Force and Armed Forces to current cutting edge composite based clean burning technology.
George Walker Bush stated “no nation building” in 2000. Then he used the weapons of mass destruction lie to attack Iraq and destabilize the Middle East. Because of George Walker Bush and Barack Obama foreign policy ineptitude, radical Islam rose in Syria, Iraq, and Libya. Now our European allies have to deal with a massive refugee crisis at their door step. Had we applied a balanced foreign policy after 911, things would be different. We would be safer. We would still have our 4th amendment rights intact. The VA budget would be $50 billion instead of $200 billion. We would not have a million case VA backlog or hundreds of thousands of wounded warriors.
It is clear that Marco Rubio will give our sovereignty away for the popular vote so he can grow military spending and engage in perpetual war. We have never had a presidential candidate promise amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants while promising more police state. Even though Marco Rubio has never served in uniform, he is promising more perpetual war to his special interest donor list. The truth is that Rubio’s perpetual war ass kissing program would add $400 billion to yearly deficits. This puts Marco Rubio in the delusional pipe dream politician category. Rubio is not a conservative, he is a Boehner McCain style military industrial complex cheerleader wannabe.
Rand Paul on the other hand wants a balanced foreign policy. He also wants to invest in our military here at home. Instead of Marshal plans for Muslims 10,000 miles away, we need to refit our aircraft fleet with new clean burning efficient technology. This would lower DOD fuel costs by utter hundreds of billions and drastically reduce carbon emissions. It used to be that “Peace is our profession” until George Walker Bush and Barack Obama. Now it is “perpetual war is our profession.” Instead of peace dividends, our children will have to pay trillions for foreign policy ineptitude and the utter lack in diplomacy.
The B-52 could be re-engined with the Pratt and Whitney PW1000G engine. This would double the unrefueled range of the B-52H. This means America could respond to terrorism anywhere on the planet within hours without the need for air refueling assets. So, instead of a $trillion dollar Marshal plan for Muslims, we could have 100 B-52s with 8 million pounds of bombs show up at their door step. This how we should have responded to Afghanistan instead of trillions in nation building.
Many military units were deployed 19 times in Iraq and Afghanistan. George Walker Bush burned out the military and wore out equipment for what? Now Marco Rubio wants to follow suit?
Rand Paul is not an isolationist. Marco Rubio however, feels that the US military should do body cavity searches on s0-called terrorist 10,000 miles away at $1 million per troop per year.
Marco Rubio the poster boy for amnesty and cheer leader for a $1.5 Trillion police state? Wow…The truth is, we cannot trust this guy as far as we can throw him… Marco Rubio is an extraordinary bull shitter. We cannot afford this man in the Whitehouse or his soft in the head military industrial complex ass kissing propensities. Marco Rubio thinks we are all stupid and will respond to outright idiocy and theatrics. His generalities are insulting and sickeningly baseless gibberish. He does not know shit about foreign policy, the Military, Russian or the Middle East. He is a nincompoop.