Confronting America’s Obscene Military Budget

Source: Common Dreams
by Robert C Koehler

“An end to war? It’s certainly necessary, but is it politically possible? The fate of House Resolution 476, introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee, will give us a clue how close ‘we,’ by which I mean the leading military power on the planet, are to transcending our suicidal certainties. The wording of this bill concludes thus: ‘Congress supports moves to reduce the priority given to war in our foreign policy and our current war-based national economy by using significant cuts, up to $350,000,000,000 as detailed above, from current budget plans, while using the funds to increase our diplomatic capacity and for domestic programs that will keep our Nation and our people safer.’ … The bill reads as though it were composed in an alternative universe.” (07/08/21)