2 November 2008

Do you feel safe yet?

When I read stuff like this, I have to wonder what's going on in McCain's mind when he says that he's going to freeze all expenditures except military spending:

World military spending grew 45 percent in the past decade, with the United States accounting for nearly half of all expenditures, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said Monday. Military spending grew six percent last year alone, according to SIPRI’s annual report. In 2007, 1,339 billion dollars (851 billion euros) was spent on arms and other military expenditures, corresponding to 2.5 percent of global gross domestic product, or GDP, and 202 dollars for each of the world’s 6.6 billion people. The United States spends by far the most towards military aims, dishing out 547 billion dollars last year, or 45 percent of global expenditure.


CyberKitten said...

Amazing isn't it? Just how much will the US need to spend to make itself feel safe again?

It's staggering how much your Government spends on the military - and its not just Republicans either....

You've just got to wonder exactly who you're expecting to fight.

Karlo said...

Since we're spending roughly half of the world's military expenditures, we're evidently planning on fighting the rest of the world combined. America uber alles!