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Nothing, absolutely nothing, is more wasteful than military spending.
It consumes huge amounts of resources and produces nothing of economic value.
And when the spending is done in gigantic amounts, as it is the United States, it only provides a machinery with a constant temptation for politicians to use, producing even more waste.
Quite apart from all the human misery generated.
Wars and big armies are consumers and destroyers of resources, but the egos of many politicians love them.
Why? Because it is such a nasty-little-boy pleasure to watch things be crushed and blown-up.
Bad things are done simply because they can be - that is satisfying to some exceptionally large egos, the kind often found in politicians.