Monday, January 19, 2009

A change of rhetoric on military spending

Via Avedon, Mary catches Rahm making a suprisingly encouraging analogy when he appeared on Charlie Rose.
For decades our politics have been driven by a call to increase spending on defense so much so that it truly has been the classic third rail of politics. What Rahm said that surprised me was when he was talking to Charlie Rose about being smarter about how we spend money, his very first example was "you can't have a $200 billion cost overrun by the Pentagon when other people are being asked to tighten their belt."
Add that to the announcement that Obama is meeting with Pentagon brass on his first day in office and I'm feeling some hope for the kind of change I can believe in.

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