i read somewhere that the US defence budget is over three times that of the next highest nation and that we spend about 400 billion dollars annually on it. i can't help but think what would happen if we cut the budget by just a fraction and moved it into say education. we would have some of the finest schools in the world! why must we project sych an attitude into the world? such feelings of nessessary defence only add to the world's unrest. why can't we use our wealth better. god, i get so frusterated with this nation! [g) we are greedy pigs and war mongerers! (sorry i'm sort of venting) but why do we need this sheild, for christ's sake we are manifesting our own fears by doing it. can i get some feedback?