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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Modest Proposal

I seem to recall that the cold war ended some time ago. The USSR kinda imploded and fell apart all on its own, with a little help from Nancy's husband. Good Lord, even countries such as Albania, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, and other old eastern bloc nations belong to NATO! For goodness sake, what is the world coming to? But then I read in yesterday's Wall Street Journal that  we still have FIFTY TWO THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY TWO   United States Troops still stationed on Germany. As we old pilots used to say in the old days, "WTF, Over!"

Why on Earth do we still have 52,332 troops stationed in Germany? Germany seems to be getting along all on its own for a long time now. The Marshall plan did its work. The Evil Empire crumbled. What are we defending in Germany anymore except pumping money into their local economy and keeping the resorts in southern Germany solvent?

So I have a modest proposal.

Redeploy the 52,3322 troops back to the United States, specifically to the southern borders of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. If we can afford to keep them in Germany, we surely can afford to keep  them stateside. Don't like that idea? How about the 35,562 we have stationed in Japan? Or, maybe the 30,000 in Korea? I'm sure that 100,000 troops could probably seal our border to the south. Aw heck, probably 10,000 could do the job.

Problem solved.



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