Then I read this interesting post from Andrew Sullivan, who, once again, nails it.
The Libya adventure has already cost more than the discretionary spending cuts desired by the GOP. Under Bush, no war was budgeted, of course - just as new entitlements were not budgeted. The silver lining of Obama's war is that it may finally, for all the wrong reasons, persuade the GOP that war-spending is spending too.I don't agree with Sullivan's anti-Libyan war bent. I support the invasion. And I am not sure if the lesson we are to learn is that defense spending is too high or that the discretionary spending cuts are insignificant. Probably both.
Either way, it puts the argument into perspective.
Cross posted at The Cross Culturalist.