This cartoon brought a quick smile this morning…

…until I read Kevin Drum’s post about a proposal that calls on Congress to increase the size of the military by 100,000 troops. The cost of this idea is bad enough but Kevin is correct in calling for a serious discussion of our future military plans.

I would put it a whole lot more bluntly: What country do these people want us to occupy next? He’s right, however, that this topic is a whole lot more important than "pandering to the Christian right over gay marriage and cartoon rabbits".