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Obama Hollows Out Military: Tanks For The Memories

snipe 2012/05/05 03:33:05


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
with.


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
capability.


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
world."


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
American exceptionalism.


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.

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  • LadyBGood 2012/05/07 16:02:33
    LadyBGood
    +1
    Look what is going on ...JUST IN TIME FOR THE ELECTIONS!

    A U.S. House panel has unveiled a $608 billion defense spending bill that restores some of the programs the Pentagon wanted to cut next year and provides nearly $1 billion for Israeli missile defense programs.

    The House Appropriations Committee released the bill on Monday that includes $519.2 billion for the fiscal 2013 base budget and $88.5 billion for Afghanistan and other counterterrorism activities. That's $1.1 billion more than the current level and $3.1 billion more than President Barack Obama requested.

    The panel provided $278 million for a version of the Air Force's Global Hawk, the high-altitude unmanned aircraft used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The Pentagon wanted to mothball 18 of the drones.

    Rep. Steve Rothman, a Democrat, said the committee also provided $1 billion for Israeli missile defense.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politi...

    And before some Leftie Lunatic says that we Conservatives are never happy with the Fraud in Chief...this bill was nothing but an election move! If the Fraud gets reelected...that bill will be gutted along with the rest of us!
    Look what is going on ...JUST IN TIME FOR THE ELECTIONS!

    A U.S. House panel has unveiled a $608 billion defense spending bill that restores some of the programs the Pentagon wanted to cut next year and provides nearly $1 billion for Israeli missile defense programs.

    The House Appropriations Committee released the bill on Monday that includes $519.2 billion for the fiscal 2013 base budget and $88.5 billion for Afghanistan and other counterterrorism activities. That's $1.1 billion more than the current level and $3.1 billion more than President Barack Obama requested.

    The panel provided $278 million for a version of the Air Force's Global Hawk, the high-altitude unmanned aircraft used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The Pentagon wanted to mothball 18 of the drones.

    Rep. Steve Rothman, a Democrat, said the committee also provided $1 billion for Israeli missile defense.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politi...

    And before some Leftie Lunatic says that we Conservatives are never happy with the Fraud in Chief...this bill was nothing but an election move! If the Fraud gets reelected...that bill will be gutted along with the rest of us!
    (more)
  • snipe LadyBGood 2012/05/07 20:24:10
    snipe
    +1
    obama sez: "anything I give ya now I can take away from ya later!"
  • LadyBGood snipe 2012/05/07 22:51:54
    LadyBGood
    +1
    Absolutely
  • Georgia50 2012/05/06 03:22:30
    Georgia50
    +3
    In Obama's defense, let's face it. The reason the poor guy has to traipse around the world apologizing for America is because of our military might. By gutting our military, he can finally stop apologizing.

    See? Just view the situation through the warped mindset of an America hater and it all makes perfectly good sense.
  • LadyBGood Georgia50 2012/05/07 22:52:42
    LadyBGood
    +2
    I see that now! Thank you..... LOL
  • gldynmd BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/05/06 02:19:15
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/05/05 21:33:09
    jackolantyrn356
    s0 did the Ckintones etc Why di you lkeep doing this
  • Ken 2012/05/05 19:55:24
    Ken
    +5
    A recent issue of the Navy Times had the front-page headline "The Navy is broken!', a quote from the Chief of Naval Operations. The gist of the story was that the Navy cannot keep up the operational tempo is has been accomplishing over the last ten years with the cuts that are being forced upon it in manpower. Also, ships and aircraft are suffering because of the lack of funds to repair and rework them. And the Navy isn't suffering cuts as deep as those in the Army and Air Force. The bottom line is that Obama has never liked the fact that America is the only "superpower" in the world and will do everything in his power to change that status.
  • jimmy Ken 2012/05/06 12:57:06
    jimmy
    +4
    this reminds of the carter and clinton adminstrations who did the samething. The navy was robbing peter to pay paul, in other words taking parts from units that are broke down to keep the others operational. Three democratic presidents who devestated the military.
  • Ken jimmy 2012/05/06 17:57:51
    Ken
    +3
    Exactly - I was in the Navy during Carter's administration - we were cannibalizing one helicopter to keep three others flying, because of the shortage of parts.
  • jimmy Ken 2012/05/07 14:36:39
    jimmy
    +3
    So was I and it was a bitch to try and maintain your equipement without spare parts and the same situation is going to happen but alot worse than both carter and clinton combined.
  • Stix 2012/05/05 19:46:43
    Stix
    +5
    Obama is a blight on America...
  • Annette 2012/05/05 18:28:07
    Annette
    +6
    But 0vomit, the disarmer-in-chief, the usurper-in-chief, and the traitor-in-chief, has grossly underestimated the American spirit - and what those many "trashed" American veterans can do for us will be lauded throughout history, if God is on our side, and freedom in this world is meant to be! 0vomit is a foreigner and has no clue what the American spirit is all about.
  • gldynmd... Annette 2012/05/06 02:20:55
    gldynmd BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +4
    You tell it Annette!
  • Captain-Morgan 2012/05/05 18:01:53
    Captain-Morgan
    +5
    An Obamanation to Freedom Loving People Around The World... And a fake and lier...
  • JoeM~PWCM~JLA 2012/05/05 17:59:24
    JoeM~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    This would help explain why the marines in Afghanistan were so happy to see him.
  • Tominator 2012/05/05 17:33:53
    Tominator
    +6
    THE worst President in our lifetime. End of story.
  • James Rowntree 2012/05/05 17:28:55 (edited)
    James Rowntree
    +5
    America is following the path of disarmament, appeasement, weakness and pacifism that Europe tried after the First World War... and we know what that led to... World War 2.
    As Hussein Obama and his comrades disarm America, while Russia and China build up their military in quality and quantity, while rogue states like North Korea and Iran threaten the world with nuclear weapons... while Israel is close to war with heavily armed neighbors determined to erase Israel... we face more and bigger wars than most can imagine.
    A weak America, disarmed and led (misled) by a traitor like Obama is a disaster for the free world, not just America. Thanks to Obama, Israel will have to take military action to save the world from the Iranian nuclear threat. After that, Netanyahu will deserve the Nobel Peace Prize. Maybe Obama can hand over his totally undeserved Nobel Peace Prize to Netanyahu then?
  • LadyBGood James R... 2012/05/05 19:12:27
    LadyBGood
    +3
    Excellent post
  • James R... LadyBGood 2012/05/06 18:59:26
    James Rowntree
    +2
    Thanks. Pity we could not have Netanyahu as American President and send Hussein Obama to be president of some place where he might feel at home... like North Korea
    or Iran.
  • LadyBGood James R... 2012/05/06 22:46:14
    LadyBGood
    +2
    I agree! Israel has a warrior. We have a wimp.
  • James R... LadyBGood 2012/05/06 23:11:28
    James Rowntree
    +2
    And worse... Obama the Wimp is working for the enemy.
  • LadyBGood James R... 2012/05/07 00:58:48
    LadyBGood
    +2
    working for and IS the enemy
  • James R... LadyBGood 2012/05/07 15:19:58
    James Rowntree
    +2
    Thanks for adding that. Yes, Hussein Obama not only works for the enemy, he IS the enemy.
  • Walt 2012/05/05 16:48:59
    Walt
    +5
    The goal of this administration is to weaken the country first and foremost economically, then militarily as well as Constitutionally and ethically. From all we see, they have been highly successful. It will take decades to recover.
  • James R... Walt 2012/05/05 17:35:50
    James Rowntree
    +7
    But... their plan is to destroy America... then rebuild it as a socialist state.
    If we can't stop these loons, there will be no recovery. Ever.
    That is why Obama and his gang of communist traitors must be stopped.
    If (when) Obama wins in November, it's Game Over, RIP America...
  • Walt James R... 2012/05/05 19:38:25
    Walt
    +3
    You're exactly right.
  • James R... Walt 2012/05/06 19:02:56 (edited)
    James Rowntree
    +2
    Thanks. Unfortunately, millions of Obama Zombies think Obama's plans to disarm, weaken and destroy America are just fine. Being an Obama Zombie means never having to think for yourself or consider what evil and crazy policies are doing to our country. Hail Obama! King of the Zombies and the Undead.
  • Walt James R... 2012/05/06 20:57:05
    Walt
    +2
    I think the lefties somehow believe they will be exempt from the catastrophes that follow, but then again, at some point these 0bama zombies ceased any real thinking and now they unquestioningly do what their commisar wants them to do.

    That's actually one of the biggest problems I have with them. Whether it's the right or left that happens to be in power, we all have a responsibility to question our government and to make sure it doesn't exceed its role.
  • James R... Walt 2012/05/06 23:10:17
    James Rowntree
    +2
    Ironic that in fact the leftist loons will suffer more than anyone else
    (apart from the rich elite) when everything falls apart.
    Maybe that will cure them from voting for Communists aka Liberals aka Democrats. Or maybe not.

    America's founders gave us the 2nd Amendment to protect us from Government... now Obama and his gang are trying to abolish the entire Constitution.
  • Ken 2012/05/05 15:27:00
    Ken
    +7
    Amazing, what an idiot.
  • Mike 2012/05/05 14:34:06
    Mike
    +5
    Bill the draft dodger Clinton did the same thing results - Bombings
    1993 World Trade Center Bombing
    1995 Oklahoma Federal Building
    1995 Military Training Facility Saudi Arabia
    1996 Al Khoban Saudi Arabia - American military installation
    1998 US Embassy Kenya
    2000 USS Cole
    Last but not least planned under Clinton's presidency, and carried out shortly after he left office 911
  • lark 2012/05/05 14:23:58
    lark
    +9
    How scary is it when the military is gutted and the potus sits whispering in Russia's ear.
    If he doesn't go in November we will be gone as the GREAT Nation we were.
  • jimmy lark 2012/05/05 14:32:46
    jimmy
    +4
    THATS FOR SURE
  • Kane Fernau 2012/05/05 13:51:35
    Kane Fernau
    +2
    Doing Ron Paul's job?
  • Mike Kane Fe... 2012/05/05 14:34:41 (edited)
    Mike
    +3
    He wants the Paul supporters votes
  • S and S 2012/05/05 13:34:55
  • ETpro 2012/05/05 13:31:07 (edited)
    ETpro
    Your rant ignores the bald facts, as articulated in this National Defense University report about the force restructuring that is essential if the US is to hold on to anything like its lead. You right wingers are just determined to destroy the USA by giving ever more to the rich, the big multinational corporations and the military-industrial complex while slashing everything that supports such spending, aren't you? All the yammering about the debt crisis is at total odds with your rhetoric. The facts seem to be total odds with right-wing rhetoric, yet when that's pointed out, ideology outweights facts with the right.

    Our recovery would be a robust one right now if state and local governments hadn't laid off so many teachers, librarians, police, and firefighters. And guess what. 72% of the cuts came from 11 states taken over by Republicans in 2010. Those states slashed taxes for the rich, gave billions to large corporations, and cut jobs to create jobs. Surprise of surprises. Doesn't work.

    Now have fun posting your hate and insults and completely ignoring the facts. Like Wyle Coyote, go ahead and see if believing you can walk on thin air makes it reality.
  • jimmy ETpro 2012/05/05 14:39:07
    jimmy
    +10
    that's about what i figured coming from a commie liberal jackass such as you. Have you ever served in the military, bye the way you talk i don't think so. You are probably one of those OWS who wants the government to support there lazy asses.
  • Mike ETpro 2012/05/05 16:53:27 (edited)
    Mike
    +5
    You neglected the trillions Obama has spent with the result of a big goose egg - the real problem with liberal hate mongers is - you blame America instead of the dumb asses running it

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