Obama Hollows Out Military: Tanks For The Memories
Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., a senior member of the Senate Armed Services
Committee, called the president's victory lap in Afghanistan on the
anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of the Navy
SEALs "an attempt to shore up his national security credentials,
because he has spent the past three years gutting our military."
Obama, who betrayed Poland and Czechoslovakia on missile defense and
shut down key weapon systems like the F-22 Raptor, has vowed to veto
any changes to the mandated cuts, including $650 billion from defense
as called for by the Budget Control Act over the next decade.
That comes on top of $460 billion in defense cuts already agreed to
— a total of $1.1 trillion in defense cuts our commander in chief is OK
A 14-page analysis by the Republican majority staff of the House
Armed Services Committee says the cumulative cuts will result in Army
and Marine Corps losing 200,000 troops.
The Navy will shrink from 300 ships to 238 vessels and would lose
two carrier battle groups needed to project American power and
influence. Strategic bombers will fall from 153 to 101. Air Force
fighters would drop by more than half, from 3,602 aircraft to 1,512
planes. These are real cuts, both in spending and in military
In a recent joint appearance recently with Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton at the National Defense University, Defense Secretary
Leon Panetta warned, "Very simply, (further cuts) would result in
hollowing out the force," alluding to reductions made in the aftermath
of the Vietnam War that left Army units undermanned and ill-equipped.
"It would terribly weaken our ability to respond to the threats in the
Maybe that's the idea. In Obama's mind, perhaps, we are the threat,
the destabilizer. Hence the endless apology tour and the death of
We once had a president, John F. Kennedy, who believed that only
when our arms were sufficient beyond doubt could we be certain beyond
doubt they would never be employed.
Now we have Barack Hussein Obama, disarmer in chief. What's worse is
that after the 2012 election, as he whispered to outgoing Russian
President Dmitry Medvedev, he'll have even more flexibility.
No telling which way we'll bend then.http://news.investors.com/article/610448/201205041853/obama-d...
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