War and money are intertwined like two snakes on a staff. The US government is still the free-wheeling, free spending entity today that it was yesterday, last year and since WWII. The US public is literally pushed hard to support this warmongering by the media. And the Pentagon conspires with the media to lie about wars, lie about war spending and to not cover important war-related news. The true battlefields are not visible to the average US voter. Just look at the curious case of Obama and his talk about 'walls' in Berlin: the US is stuck on Cold War imagery yet is one of the major wall builders on earth.