As "revelations" emerge that the Defence Department has been wasting billions, I ask you, is anybody surprised?
As we are constantly told in international relations, security is the central concern of all governments. Without it, society can't function.
So in turn, governments, especially American governments, throw billions into blackhole budgets in an attempt to keep us safe, or feeling safe.
And just to make it all the sweeter, secrecy is essential- meaning transparency is of course impossible.
So just like the story that British Ministers have been getting greedy with their entitlements, the only person to blame for this is yourself.
Because, as long as we're happy blindly throwing power, money and guns to shady people we shouldn't be surprised that they use them for their own benefits.