In the context of the first post I thought my meaning would be clear. Maybe I should have said "stop spending excessively", or "stop spending to fool ourselves into imagining we're more secure" or hundreds of other ways to word it that would have been less punchy and more verbose.
Your post indicated that we need to stop all spending on defense.
Not that it needs to be scaled back.
So is the topic of the thread "Help Help! The sky is falling- there are shades of gray between my belief and Senator Obama's"? Or are there people who really do believe the military should be given a blank check to spend as much as they want? If we're only talking about differences of exactly what spending, then "everyone needs to see" is really over reacting.