Dammit! You let Australia have a US military base, and pretty soon, everybody will be wanting one.
Get the prostitutes and Outback Steakhouses ready.
Well here's the GD quote of the year:
President Obama: "So here’s what this region must know. As we end today’s wars, I have directed my national security team to make our presence and mission in the Asia Pacific a top priority. As a result, reductions in U.S. defense spending will not—I repeat, will not—come at the expense of the Asia Pacific. My guidance is clear, because we plan and budget for the future. We will allocate the resources necessary to maintain our strong military presence in this region. The United States is a Pacific power, and we are here to stay."
Let's dissect a little:
"So here’s what this region must know." – Well that sounds preachy.
"As we end today’s wars" – Really? Aren't the numbers of enlisted just being reduced and being replaced with private contractors at 100 times the price and with zero accountability? At the same time, the USA and Israel are having total hard-ons for Iran. THAT upcoming war is already being auditioned in the media.
"reductions in U.S. defense spending" – Ain't no reductions going on anywhere near no defense spending. The US's budget woes are totally due to the lavish Social Security benefits the elderly are receiving.
"The United States is a Pacific power" – A power in the Pacific or a pacific power? *roll eyes*
"and we are here to stay" – Rah! Rah!