I feel sorry for the taxpayers of the United States having to spend all their hard earned dollars on The Middle East. It really is quite unfair that more than 45 cents of every dollar goes to supporting the Israelis and fighting in Iraq. The Whitehouse requested, and were granted, more than $800 billion for defence this year, and the same again last year, which, when you consider the total federal income is only $2 trillion, seems excessive. Admittedly the $2 trillion is not all income tax dollars, social security tax dollars are in there too, and around $250 billion in corporation taxes. Still most of it is direct taxation money and it is being spent in the Middle East to protect the US citizens from the hordes of Palestinians and Syrians about pour out of the sky from fleets of aircraft so secret that they have yet to be seen.
It seems odd that a group of people obsessed with differences within their own religions would focus their attention on the most powerful fighting force the world has ever known. The US taxpayers might draw some comfort if they knew whether they were under threat from the Sheites, or the Sunnis. That would at least give their working week some focus. Imagine working until May to pay Uncle Sam not knowing from whom he is defending you, and why it cost more than the health, national insurance, education and veteran funding all combined.