A few highlights from around the interwebs. Peter Schweizer at BigPeace makes a good point that if Obama wants to change the military's orientation away from "Cold War era systems" then he better have a good idea what threats America will face in the future. Schweizer notes America has a bad track record at making these types of predictions.
Another good post at BigPeace comes from Peter Huessy. He asks the important question that I also hinted at,
"So why, over the next decade, must the nation’s security get pummeled while welfare and “entitlement” recipients and government bureaucrats—at all levels—continue to get trillions?"
He closes by noting that with politicians like we have, our enemies don't even have a job to do.
Then finally from Peter Robinson at Ricochet, he writes about the rapid collapse of the British Empire following WWII. One of the more important points Robinson makes is that America was there in all its glory to take Britain's place. The upshot being America was/is a free society that valued human rights, laws, and capitalism. Fast forward to 2012 to a rapidly declining America and...no freedom loving alternative. By and large this is the point that Mark Steyn tries to drive home in his books; America is the last country standing that represents and can defend the principles of freedom. The key word here being DEFEND...