With the budget having been the major topic of discussion over the past few weeks, I'm sad to say that I've hardly heard any discussion of withdrawal from Afghanistan as a good way to cut spending. Maybe this isn't the absolute worst time in the economic cycle to keep deficit-spending for a pointless war. But really, if we're going to cut spending, can we put the least beneficial spending on the table?
I know that the ludicrous conventions of DC budget talk forbid us from proposing cuts to spending on wars currently in progress. But there's a fair amount of money allocated here, and no serious electoral disadvantage to cutting it.