Compare US debt/GDP ratio with that of other "junk" countries and you explain to me why ours is so great.
You're looking at that in a vacuum. We still have the largest financial markets in the world, have the highest GDP for a single nation, and have the highest innovation for any country. We also have much less political risk than emerging markets (even though the current situation makes that hard to believe), we have real prospects for growth unlike Europe, and we have a huge amount of natural resources unlike Japan.
The only reason the USA does not have a super junk rating is because we have more/better ships, missles and jets than anyone else. If we had a military the size of Britain's, we would be wishing for Zimbabwe's rating.
The creditworthiness of our debt really has nothing to do with our missles. That statement is just flat out incorrect.
This post was edited on 10/8 at 12:54 pm