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Of course, President Obama should give a speech like that and, I might add, he should propose also to reduce the defense budget by half, since the US spends on defense what the entire world spends together! But it won't happen because the US is not governed by our president but by the military-industrial complex, the media which report their interests and politicians in Congress who were bought by special-interest groups. Proof? Who is shaping and determining the current healthcare debate? The American people who want reform and a public option or the insurance companies? Who will win this debate, Mr. Main Street or Mr. Lieberman?