Yes, this is what stopped the terrorists and what made SF rich enough to run for presidency! :).
It is fascinating to see that Sri Lanka was 53rd (row count is different in above spreadsheet, click here for the complete military budgets of other countries) in the world spending $1540 million in 2008. Yes it is puny compared to big nations,
but in comparison of % of GDP, we were in the big spenders group. Spending 4% of GDP for the armed forces, making same as USA (4% of 14.441 Trillion) :0 But be happy, you are not living in Myanmar!
Hope 2010 budget is much smaller and would go into developing the country. I know there are people who are not happy with this spending and the result it brought. But instead of looking back and complaining, look forward and develop the country. You do not like the government, work on changing it, instead of crying foul like bunch of babies.
I like the President, so I should say bring it on!