Re: Proposed reduction in the size of the US Military
All true. Further, if you have dependence on make-work programs, why not "work" on something else? Pay them to teach or something, fix roads.
1. Because people would not look upon that as "real work".
2. Military supplies and training are valuable currency in diplomacy, not to put too fine a point on it. Where else where Paraguay get its jet fighters? What do they have that we want? What do we want them to do or stop doing? Would they mind if we snatched some people off their streets and sent them across the globe to be "interrogated" and "detained"? Would they mind less if we gave them 100 tanks with ammo and training for the crews? How about we just build the detention facility there, outside the reach of US law? Or maybe just rent one they might have to spare.
Make these proposals to Paraguay's legislature and they will explode in outrage. Make them to the Prez and things will happen quickly.
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