Matlock also claims the US did not really win the Cold War or cause the USSR’s collapse. Furthermore, he claims in his book that Ronald Reagan’s sole (and secondary) contribution to ending the Cold War was supposedly abandoning the hawkish policies of his first term.
This is utter garbage, coming of course from a strident liberal who orchestrated President Clinton’s disastrous defense cuts and who is still lying about defense spending to this day (and has repeatedly been rebuked by me for doing so). 4% of GDP is a very modest amount. The US spent a much LARGER percentage of its GDP on defense throughout all of the Cold War except FY1948 and the Carter years, yet, the economy didn’t collapse. Under President Reagan, the US spent 6% of GDP on defense, yet, under his presidency, the US economy expanded rapidly, by a size equivalent to that of the economy of West Germany at the time.
In reality, it’s hip to be Breitbart. The free-lancers of the new media have no corporate interests to which they must comply. There is no template into which they have to fit their reporting. There is no censorship of their remarks. Journalists in the new media, most of them unpaid, are just as ideologically driven as the Progressives in the MSM, but their ideology is based on old-fashioned things like truth, integrity, responsibility, and the “whole story.”
B. Hussein Obama is a man who has BeeEssed his way through life. His only regret is that he cannot BeeEss sufficiently well to hide the reality that his presidency is a disaster that threatens to destroy America, liberty, and the future of freedom in the greater World.
Wars waged in self-defense, of course; but also, in limited circumstances, wars waged against murderous tyrants whom the civilized world deemes necessary to be toppled (e.g. Adolph Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Hideki Tojo) and terrorists. Indeed, if you want to protect your own people and other civilized nations, you must struck and defeat terrorists BEFORE they can do harm to anyone. And that IS a Just War.