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Hell mixed with futility

Oh, the normalcy of militarism! Our annual financial hemorrhage to this complex menagerie of institutions -- from the Pentagon to Homeland Security to the Nuclear Security Administration to the CIA and its secret expenditures -- must not be seriously questioned in the corridors of Congress, even though, all things considered, it comes to almost a trillion dollars annually.

Call it the Defense budget, smile and move on.

Even the current "liberal revolt" in the House of Representatives over the Dems' proposed budget isn't a serious questioning of the American way

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