CNN reports that the US is using contractors in Iraq more than any previous administration in any previous war. It’s because Republicans don’t like the government, and they love to give money to their political contributors, like Halliburton. But it you hate the government, you hate the basis on which the country was founded. Republicans would prefer that their wars be fought by Blackwater, paying over $100,000 per combatant, rather than by the US military, who would be $30,000-$50,000 per combatant And the people getting $100,000+ would be firmly Republican.
Republicans will fight for money, but not for the flag. When a country relies on mercenaries to defend itself, it’s on shaky ground.