Irony: Our Huge Military Is What Made Us an Empire ... But Our Huge Military is What Is Bankrupting Us, Thus DESTROYING Our Status as an Empire

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As I've previously pointed
out
, America's military-industrial complex is ruining our economy.

And
U.S. military and intelligence leaders say that the economic crisis is
the biggest national security threat to the United States. See this,
this
and this.

As
RT points out, it is ironic that America's huge military spending is
what made us an empire ... but our huge military is what is bankrupting
us ... thus destroying our status as an empire:

No
wonder people from opposite ends of the political spectrum like Barney Frank
and Ron Paul
are calling for a reduction in military spending.