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Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]

On May 1, 2006, at 12:18 AM, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:

Cybe R. Wizard wrote:

The backlash of 9-11 was like Christmas to the conservative
military-industrial complex and their puppet congress-critters. All the things they have wanted over the years like more defense spending, less
rights for citizens and the ability to run stormtrooper like raids on
citizens and eavesdrop on attorney/client converasations came true the
morning after.
I call it the American public running scared.

Cybe R. Wizard

You must admit, though, that defense was cut *way back* during the
Clinton administration.  Not only that, but he deployed the military
more in 8 years than something like the previous five or 10 presidents
put together.

Do you mean "more military actions", or "more soldiers"?

5 presidents goes back to Nixon and covers bombings of Cambodia, Loas, and Libya, as well as various proxy wars and at least one invasion. 10 presidents goes back to FDR, and involves a few _very_ big deployments.

What's the tally behind your assertion?

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