Just a quick post on war and economics.
Southern Beale wrotethis concerning the truth about some deficit hawks.
And try reading the full article concerning World Military spending. here
The article is both textual and visual, full of charts. This is an updated article and is one you may want to read and re-read. (I find I must read it in pieces to get full value from it. Getting old ya know.)
Now, tell me why am I cynical.