I've always thought that this mentality, regarding the US military, was very strange.
Because , essentially, it is the same as saying..
I don't have a problem with funding a military which functions like pirates.
As long as those who reap the bounty have to pay for it.
So, the problem, imo, isn't just that "The People" fit the bill for this piracy, while the "wealthy elites" reap the bounty.
It's a bit deeper than that!!
Regardless of who "fits the bill" or who "reaps the bounty", the US military should not function as pirates, for anyone at all, foreign or domestic, in the first place!!
Profits should be completely out of the question!!
The sole function of the US military should be one of "defense"..Period!!
The "defense" of the lives of US citizens and their allies abroad.
The only benefit should be in the "securing of the lives of US citizens and the lives of US allies"!!
And that, I have no problem paying for!!
Nor should any other citizen of this country have a problem paying for that!!
But, everyone should have a problem with the US military functioning as pirates who secure profits!!