America's appetite for military hardware and (to a lesser extent) military intervention seems to track a similar pattern as an individual addicted to drugs or alcohol. The more one consumes, the less effective it is at solving the problem it attempts to address but the only choice that seems open is to simply consume more. We need at some point to break the cycle.
It's now clear that anyone who thought that a vote for Obama could accomplish that was seriously mistaken.
(link provided as evidence that I harbored no such expectations....)