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Rumsfeld: Attack Imminent If Congress Cuts Defense
Human Events ^ | Sept. 10, 2011 | Jason Mattera

Posted on 09/10/2011 12:00:30 PM PDT by Clairity

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Rumsfeld is absolutely right. I hope Republicans will listen to him and won't let Obama completely gut our military.
1 posted on 09/10/2011 12:00:37 PM PDT by Clairity
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To: Clairity

There is no doubt in my military mind that we’re in for more trouble. Count on it.


2 posted on 09/10/2011 12:04:37 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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With all due respect to Mr. Rumsfeld, there has to be at least 10~20% in waste, fraud, and/or useless programs at the DOD, as there likely is in so many other Federal agencies, that deserves to be cut ASAP.


3 posted on 09/10/2011 12:08:26 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Clairity

yep.


4 posted on 09/10/2011 12:09:25 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Clairity

That would require a pair. Seen much evidence of that lately?

On the upside, another terrorist attack could cause a very strong reaction. American civil liberties might be limited, more hate speech codes and a stricter political correctness could be imposed by the administration. In addition, to prevent another terrorist attack, any prohibitions and numerical limits against Muslim immigration would be removed completely.

That would show the terrorists. (/Obama)


5 posted on 09/10/2011 12:12:46 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Clairity; bamahead

Yes! Big Government will save us all! /sarc


6 posted on 09/10/2011 12:14:38 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: Clairity

If we allow this administration to replace the Bill of Rights with a Bill of Entitlements, America will crumble.
If we allow this administration to replace our Constitutional Republic with a direct Democracy, America will crumble.
The heart and soul of this great country was built on self reliance and personal responsibility, underpinned by a Judeo-Christian ethic.
We have reached a point where Godless atheism and an entitlement mentality have been allowed to crush that heart and soul.
It is time America, for another Tea Party.
This time it must not be isolated to Boston!


7 posted on 09/10/2011 12:17:34 PM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: DTogo

Yes, but notice which entity is always addressed up front. Yep, it’s the military, not all those other Federal agencies.

Defense is always a waste, fraud, or useless program magnet, whenever cuts in government spending is required.

The one department the government is tasked with actually funding, is the first one cut. Even as Conservatives, that’s the go to department.

Uh, no thanks.

Is there need for military cuts? There probably are. Now, do we want Obama and the Democrat Senate to devise what those cuts will be?

Uh, no thanks.


8 posted on 09/10/2011 12:18:05 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain 5 yrs Left/1 year right "BAD!" - Republicans 3 yrs Right 1 year Left to elect RINOs. "Good?")
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Times being what they are, I expect the military budgets to be cut. I don't like it, but I figure if I want a lot of programs to be cut (Education, Energy, etc. etc. etc) then I have to put my sacred cows on the block as well.

My problem is that when politicians (of both parties) make of a list of 10 places to cut, nine of those 10 places tend to be Defense. That's not right. That sort of cutting isn't done because anyone wants to be fiscally responsible; that sort of cutting is done because some folks hate the military.

I'd swallow defense cuts if other programs are also deeply cut. But Rumsfeld is right -- we are likely to regret such defense cutting, and the Left better be ready for a giant "I told you so".

9 posted on 09/10/2011 12:18:47 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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True that there is probably waste that can be eliminated from DOD and, in fact, Rumself was busy streamlining defense in the early days of his tenure.

However, I don't have much of a problem with defense being 5% or even 10% of a Federal budget (which would mean no further cuts from here on). Defense is a Federal responsibility. Entitlements are not, however, and they presently far outweigh the defense budget. Entitlements should be near 0% IMO and given largely to the states for them to handle.

10 posted on 09/10/2011 12:19:38 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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Now here's a formula for you:

Gute wise leadership.
Gut God from every sector.
Gut the military budget.
Gut support of our last ME ally, Israel.
Embrace homosexuality into the militry

Effect: Complete and utter Disaster

11 posted on 09/10/2011 12:27:37 PM PDT by BigFinn (BigHat wisdom: Always drink upstream from the herd.)
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To: Clairity

Republicans agreed to this like scoundrels.


12 posted on 09/10/2011 12:41:11 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Clairity

Waste can be trimmed without compromising our Military Defenses.

No need to cut the Military’s budget, trim the waste in D.C. associated with civilian staff and contractors and prosecute fraud if they want to save money.


13 posted on 09/10/2011 12:42:55 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Why not just pass a law requiring criminals to obey the laws?)
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To: Clairity

No, it’s the disagreement in the Super Committee that will cut the Military equal to all entitlement cuts combined, that’s what Republicans agreed to when they signed on. Sounded stupid initially too.


14 posted on 09/10/2011 12:49:52 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I agree with most of your posts, but do you really feel that all expenditures should be weighted equally? Our national security should be given more consideration than every item in the budget in my opinion.


15 posted on 09/10/2011 12:56:45 PM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“My problem is that when politicians (of both parties) make of a list of 10 places to cut, nine of those 10 places tend to be Defense. That’s not right. That sort of cutting isn’t done because anyone wants to be fiscally responsible; that sort of cutting is done because some folks hate the military.”

You are absolutely right. That’s why Obama won’t tell us where the money is coming from for his “jobs program”, until after it’s passed, and then Congress will be pushed into a corner to cut defense, now that the spending plan is already passed.


16 posted on 09/10/2011 12:57:52 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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No, he isn’t. We need to cut big government across the board including our bloated Pentagon budget. A disaster like Rummy is the last person to listen to about anything.


17 posted on 09/10/2011 1:18:53 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Son House

Not stupid at all! Pull the triggers. Conservatives now have a choice. Do they have actual cuts in big government or are they will to sacrifice this goal to defend our bloated Pentagon budget?


18 posted on 09/10/2011 1:20:04 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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What does policing the world and putting bases on every nook and cranny on the planet have to do with “national security?”


19 posted on 09/10/2011 1:21:12 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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It’s stupid because all different entitlements should be cut equally across the board as the Military; not $500 billion Military for $500 billion every thing else combined.


20 posted on 09/10/2011 1:24:28 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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