"When you give a speech, you talk about things you think are important... I didn’t use the word troops, I used the word military, and I think [giggles] they refer to the same thing.”The Military-Industrial-Complex are People, my friend. Now, what do you expect from a cowardly twerp like Mitt Romney?
Career Candidate Mitt Romney.
"One of the ways my sons are showing support for the nation is helping me get elected. Because they think I'd make a great President." - Mitt Romney (in 2008) on why his 5 sons are too valuable to risk serving in the "Military".
It's no surprise Mitt Romney sees the Troops as nothing more than the "Military". Individuals mean nothing to a Chicken Hawk Vulture Capitalist like Romney. To Republicans Individual Troops are Cogs. We are nothing more than little wooden tokens in their Great Con Game.
If 1 or 100 or 5000 need to be sacrificed to serve the Republican goals of turning America into a Neo-Feudalist Wage Slave then so be it.
Look at the Candidate Paul Ryan. Ryan never served. Ryan never had a real job in his life. Like all Modern Republicans he immediately went to work on the Staff of some older Republican Bureaucrat before running (a super fast marathon) and becoming a career Bureaucrat himself.
Republicans no longer serve in the military. As I wrote about the 2010 CPAC convention, [See my Post: CPAC = Chicken Hawks United and Domestic Terrorist Sympathizers ]
The funniest thing about watching CPAC is the cavalcade of speakers all have the same look. Soft, Pasty and doughy. It's as if the Pillsbury Dough Boy has been adopted as the symbol for CPAC.So, if Republicans are able to steal this election and enshrine the Chicken Hawks Romney and Ryan into the White House don't be surprised when the drumbeats of War begin to sound. After all it won't be Romney's 5 sons in Iran or any of the Janesville, Wisconsin Ryan clan combing the Syrian Desert looking for the Bush Phantom WMDs. Republicans just start the Wars they don't fight in them.
Of course, "Dough Boy" is a misnomer for this group. Of the speakers nary a one had the chops to do military service. Yet, all of them Beat their chests and pound the lectern We must defend America! We of course, means someone else.
But, what will happen is Military spending will increase as the Chicken Hawk Warmongers on the Right call for more Austerity. And the defecit which Republicans caused will balloon again but just as with Bush and Obama, the Republicans will hide it and blame the Man who comes in afterwards for not cleaning up their mess.