Oh I quite agree. You will note that the “There should be LESS Government” crowd and “more relinace on the free market” rarely goes after military spending. They throw out numbers like “32 trillion for health care” but never talk about trillions spent on the military. One lousy jet aircraft costs 135 million to build, that so called “Free market” deciding it somehow a fair price.
It was one Harry Truman , Democrat , that set in place the “Permanent war economy” when a bunch of industrialists came to him with a plan caliming that if the USA was always kept on a war footing the economy would continue to boom forever more. They then came up with another myth that being Socialists and Communists wanted to take over the world and launched their “Cold War”.
Now here is the problem. Those Scandanavian Countries are starting to buy into that same Cold war.