An evisceration of the State Department’s finances, backing out of America’s obligations to the United Nations? Of course! Reduce the amount of blood and gold being spent on military activities in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, however, or hold back some of the billions dumped into the bolstering of Israel’s military defenses? Forget it!
The budget proposed by a Republican budget plan goes in that direction, according to the AFP, slicing the State Department Â budget by about 8% from the previous year.