This overspending on the military and thirst for aggression camouflaged with self-righteousness absolutely needs to stop. The wars we fight only serve to benefit the big companies that get the reconstruction contracts from the government and who advance their economic interests in those areas. Look at Iraq... local architects and engineers were not actually hired to rebuild their own country. American companies were brought in to rebuild what was destroyed. How did many Iraqis see it? As an American occupation, not as a "liberation" as we would like to believe. It definitely resulted in increasing political instability in that area and further endangering of lives.