Is Donald Rumsfeld brain dead? At a regional security conference in Singapore, Donald Rumsfeld has warned China about its military buildup, stating that China is spending more than its leaders acknowledge, expanding its missile capabilities and developing advanced military technology.
China now has the world’s third-largest military budget, he said, behind the United States and Russia. He did not say how large the U.S. believes China’s military budget is.
“Since no nation threatens China, one must wonder: Why this growing investment? Why these continuing large and expanding arms purchases?” Rumsfeld said at the conference organized by the International Institute of Strategic Studies, a private, London-based think tank.
Does Mr. Rumsfeld think that the US is God and can spend as much as it wants on its military and then criticize other countries for doing the same? It’s okay for the US to have nuclear weapons, but it’s not okay for any other countries that aren’t US allies to have nuclear weapons? How long do you think it will take before Donald Rumsfeld writes a new revision of the Bible that tells the story of a virgin giving birth to the son of the United States?
I agree. There is much in the way of hypocrisy and contradiction in US foreign policy. It certainly makes me uncomfortable.
Classic ending to your post, btw.