Looks like some particularly “American” priorities. The right to take life is far more important than the right to sustain it.
A certain amount of that bottom line (hah) makes sense. The knowledge that attacking us with conventional forces will surely fail will — presuming people are sane (a high bar) — prevent us from ever being attacked by conventional forces. Of course, spending more on anti-hacking efforts and prevention of mass murders also makes a lot of sense, but it’s not mentioned here.
It should be illegal to profit from war.
What’s better for business? Ask the automakers who decided it was cheaper to pay blood money than to invest in better made vehicles.
Hmm, what else could the U.S. use some of the the almost $1 trillion spent on defense for? Any other priorities in the country need addressing?
The vaccine prevents mass death. Military readiness can prevent mass death too.
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