USSR is right on principle.*

Now while we must be careful, because this theory didn't work out well for them about 2 decades ago...

"Test launches of new missiles have become routine in recent years, and the Kremlin says the financial crisis will not discourage it from spending as much money as needed on defense. The Topol, which entered service in 1985, was last test-fired last October."

We could be making the necessary moves in defense to make it the best force possible. But to hear our Government very publicly use the economy as a reason to skirt their main duty "provide for the common defense" is pathetic and cowardly.

Guess what, that "military industrial complex" that the left fumes over. It provides security. It provides jobs!
* Never thought you would hear me utter that phrase did you?