An article in the "New York Times" Monday edition stated that global arms sales brokered by the United States have never been better. Recession be damned, we've done to the French and Italians what Lance Armstrong did to their cycle teams; whipped their sorry shaved-leg asses! Great!
Now think about global warming and the rather epic world wide cultural reformation it is going to take to reign in this trend if in fact it can be reigned in at all. Wouldn't a little low cost legislation limiting or ending weapons sales to foreign concerns have a far more direct and positive impact on our quality of life and health of planet? It is strange that we think we can cure the world of excessive carbon emissions but the only way to get rid of an M-16 is to tear it from a solider's cold dead hand.