I don't believe the US is the right country to lecture others on financial issues. Maybe fix your multi-trillion-dollar-debt first?
Let me scratch my head for a second here. The same Obama government that increased our deficit to an unsustainable level was countered by a grass roots effort to reduce spending called the "Tea Party." But yet lefties attack the Tea Party and call it rascist and stuff.
Speaking of affording a reasonable army. At least we're affording those tiny armed forces you speak of primarily with our own money and not Chinese loans. Tell me how that's working out for you.
But then you ask about our financial situation in cynical terms? That's hypocritical! The people trying to reduce the deficit are demonized by the left. The people running up the deficit are a government that is openly left leaning. Something doeasn't smell right in your argument.
Why don't you ask the Georgians how they feel about your comment...
Russia!? I mean if you had said China or Iran, I might have understood where it came from, but Russia?!? The Russians would rather join the European Union than attack it. We are not living in the 1960s anymore. The only way Russia is an "enemy" is when they pull political stunts with the gas exports.
I hope you don't grow up to eat those words. My grandmother had an old expression. "Never throw a good friend too far, you may never know when you might need them."
Dream on... But lock your door before you do, the evil Russian Communists are out to get you!