Isn't it time for the US to follow the lead of Costa Rica and get out of the military business? Our military makes us a major menace to the world. When they were a military power, the Romans were nasty, arrogant, and universally destructive, much like the American empire as it is perceived by most people outside it. We too can be fat and eat pizza the way the Italians do today. We don't need to be a super power. L.