Just look at that joke, Germany, and their 1.2% contribution vs the US 3.5%.
I guess you don't understand why the Germans are holding back on that one. Given their GDP, 2% spending on the military would automatically turn the Germans into the largest military force on the continent. Nobody in Europe wants that, and Germany acts accordingly and responsibly.
but that will probably lead to a nuclear armed Germany.
They had the chance in the 1950s already, but declined if I recall correctly. Maybe this time they'll team up with the French and develop their own nuclear deterrent. Would take them a year or so, I guess. Again: nobody in Europe wants that, but if the US continue on their current path other EU nations might join the French and Germans. Then NATO is really dead, and with it the political influence of America in Europe. From there to ditching the dollar as the global reserve currency is only a small step.
Man, do I love being an ugly American.
Yup, and that sh*it attitude will bite you in the ass one day.