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Fri Oct 12, 2012, 12:36 AM

Rand Paul: Romney is wrong about military spending, and foriegn policy.



http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/10/opinion/rand-paul-romney-foreign-policy/index.html



I am a bit dismayed by his foreign policy speech Monday, titled "Mantle of Leadership."

Romney chose to criticize President Obama for seeking to cut a bloated Defense Department and for not being bellicose enough in the Middle East, two assertions with which I cannot agree.

Defense and war spending has grown 137% since 2001. That kind of growth is not sustainable.

Adm. Michael Mullen stated earlier this year that the biggest threat to our national security is our debt.

If debt is our gravest threat, adding to the debt by expanding military spending further threatens our national security.

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