In his May 16 NEW YORK TIMES column, Paul Krugman makes several very important statements. Perhaps the most resonant is this:
"...the Iraq war has...demonstrated the limits of American power, and emboldened our potential enemies. Why should Kim Jong Il fear us, when we can't even secure the road from Baghdad to the airport?"
Krugman also points out in his piece that according to JANE'S DEFENSE INDUSTRY, America will spend as much on defense next year as THE REST OF THE WORLD COMBINED.
How much more do you reckon we need to spend on defense before a tinhorn like Kim Jong Il fears us?
How much more do we need to spend before we can secure the road from Baghdad to the airport?