Daily Archives: December 11, 2011


“Even if the most severe scenario now under discussion occurred–even if the congressional supercommmittee on the debt and deficit failed to act and automatic “doomsday” cuts of more than $500 billion over 10 years were imposed on the Pentagon–that would still amount to a decrease of only about 15 pervcent, leaving roughly the equivalent of what we were spending in 2007. It would hardly represent a radical rethinking of national priorities.”

–Todd S. Purdum. “One Nation, Under Arms.” Vanity Fair Jan. 2012: 74-79, 119. Quote on page 77.