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We're heading -- more bases to the Pacific rim as if we didn't have enough already.
During president Obama's visit to the Pacific he scored a deal -- Australia's prime minister to -- 250 United States Marines there next year.
A move towards a 2500.
US troop build up as a way to keep an eye on China.
Our number one creditor.
That's epic military spending on new overseas bases really equate to military strength against future threats.
Who -- to ask a former CIA operative and didn't laden hundred Michael shorter Michael some pleasure welcome here.
Thank you judge okay maybe the president is watching an old World War II movie and he thinks the Japanese imperial navy.
Is moving around too much what do we need another base more -- Australia.
Well I think he he's he's under the delusion that the Chinese will be afraid of us because we put 2500 Marines in Australia.
Judge -- I don't know what he's doing but certainly those Marines are needed in Afghanistan where we're losing a war.
They -- been used very effectively on the southern border where criminals are -- -- and and corruption is growing.
And I'd yet he's playing around with more intervention in in in in that Far East it's just another.
Another step towards some kind of a confrontation with China.
I have often argued and I think you agree with me that we have 900 permanent military installations around the world.
As that once the sun never set of the British empire of the sun never sets on the united states military I don't know of its 900 -- -- all of those 901.
But for heaven's sakes do we need 900 do we need another of them.
Aren't we overextended already Michael shall there.
Were extended wait to fire judge you know Secretary Gates talked about how few troops we had in this is just a waste of our troops.
Especially our best troops on we send the Marines to becomes some kind of out.
Of of of a trip wire.
I'd where we're way over extended -- -- are both parties there's not a Nickels worth the difference between them in foreign policy.
They they don't have a clue about what the constitution says or -- I don't what the founders wanted they wanna get their hands and everything around the world.
No matter if it has any relation to our security -- that.
What would you dispel the notion Michael -- here.
That more search groups around the world more military bases more spending on the military.
Means that we are safer or -- in fact isn't that likely to be the other way -- to.
Well I think so judge we aggravate a lot of people with military bases -- that may or may not be necessary but the reality is is they do aggravate.
The Australian Green Party is already up in arms about the few Marines are in this and there.
But certainly our expansion across -- Islamic world is one of the main -- -- -- for the fact for why we're being attacked by by Islamist fighters.
The more people we put out there the more we aggravate -- -- locals and the more enemies we make.
This government and the bush government really cultivated enemies they didn't try to limit them they really accumulated down.
Michael shards of pleasure thanks for joining us we'll --