Skip to comments.Obama Hollows Out Military: Tanks For The Memories
Posted on 05/04/2012 5:44:05 PM PDT by Kaslin
The Obama Record: The president's defense strategy creates a hollow force and worsens our readiness crisis. Big cuts mean weakening the military's ability to fulfill its constitutional duty to provide for the common defense.
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."
Indeed he has. "He cut the F-22, future combat system, C-17 and our ground-based interceptor in Poland, to name a few," Inhofe noted.
Those are many examples of how Barack Obama has exhibited a hostility to military preparedness even greater than that of Jimmy Carter, who left successor Ronald Reagan with a legacy of ships that couldn't sail and planes the couldn't fly for lack of parts and crew.
President Obama's defense policies fulfill a campaign pledge he made to the far-left group Caucus for Priorities a month before the January 2008 Iowa caucuses. Caucus for Priorities is an offshoot of a bigger group, Priorities Action Fund, created by Ben Cohen, the peace activist and co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.
In a video made for the group, Obama called for a further deterioration in our military strength.
"I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems. I will not weaponize space. I will slow our development of future combat systems," he said.
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So who is Obama that he would know how to do this...and why?
We have the answer...but are we willing to ask the question?
we spend less then 20% of the budget on the military.
another 65% on entitlements.
5% on interest on the debt...
leaving 10% to pay for everything else.
and now he’s going to cut our defense to the bone while gutting what’s left. that 20% is really just bs, is my guess.
of the ENTIRE US budget, i can only see paying them 15% of the taxes they demand (upwards of 35% if they fully fund the military properly)
i just don’t see how or why i’m supposed to pay for everyone else... to my own detriment. that’s just brain dead
You know, that’s the thing: It’s the “deputy under secretaries” and czars and SES people who are doing the real damage, ‘cause that’s where the rubber hits the road.
Yep. Just as the ability to influence the outcome of elections in each State hinges upon the Secretary of State of which George Soros provides big $$$ to his chosen candidates.
Evil is well-funded.
I think that if you look back you’ll see that the decision to stop the F-22 program was taken by the last administration.
Obamalateral disarmament ping
Kleenex Alert - awesome video welcoming home a wounded hero.
Please watch and pass to your email list(s):
Thanks for the ping.