According to Wikipedia, “The 2009 U.S. military budget accounts for approximately 40% of global arms spending. The 2012 budget is 3-4 times larger than the 240 billions of the military budget of China . . . and is more than the next twenty largest military spenders combined.”
In the first three years under the Obama administration, we’ve been involved in at least three wars (Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya). We are probably already involved covertly in a 4th “war” in Syria. And we are likely to soon be involved in a 5th: Iran.
That’s quite a record for a President that won the Nobel Peace Prize.
When it comes to war, we be busy. Why? Because there’s big money to made in war. As a result, America has become the world’s principle war-monger and our national motto might be changed from “In God We Trust” to “Better Living Through War” (or, if you’re a George Orwell fan, “War is Peace”).