Skip to comments.McCain, Graham to Newsmax: Sequestration Will Cause 'Inability to Defend Nation'
Posted on 08/03/2012 6:20:32 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham charged in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV Thursday that billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts scheduled to begin hitting the Defense Department next year under the so-called sequestration mechanism will lead to an inability to defend the nation from its enemies.
Those cuts, in the words of the secretary of defense and all our uniformed leaders, would jeopardize our national security. In fact, Secretary [of Defense Leon] Panetta said it would be devastating, said McCain on Thursday in a joint interview with Graham to warn the country of the devastating effects of this sequestration and, literally, our inability to defend the nation.
Both McCain and Graham fear the message such drastic defense cuts will send to nations such as Iran, a country thats on the path to developing nuclear weapons, McCain explained. What lesson do the Chinese take from this, who are becoming more and more assertive? What lesson do the forces of al-Qaida around the world take from this? I think its all the wrong lesson.
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And if Nancy and McShame had bothered to filibuster or do something rational and conservative, we wouldn’t be at this juncture
I am working on a proposal right now for a military facility that wants a “retreat and dining space” area and they want “upscale” look and furniture. I don’t have a problem with building a nice facility for those who serve, but this is all about spending the money so they don’t lose it. The Govt is playing a shell game on us to the max.
Prez 0Bamma - once more providing evidence that he does not believe in the U.S. Constitution. He took the oath of office of President falsely, has lied his way through 3 1/2 years, and he continues to lie and play community rabble rouser. Looking forward to November when the mature voters can send this empty suit packing!
Like we expected a real deal to occur with the Democrats (McCains buddies) so now they hold Defense cuts over our heads.
Here is a way to cut our Defense budget, get out of the nations we don't need to be in!
Oh no. You see, McCain and Sweet Lindsey want to raise our taxes by taking away loopholes.
They all knew what they were voting for to get the debt limit
passed. It was just a sham to kick the ball down the road.
So what will these hacks do now. I predict they will do another sham during the lame duck congress.
“Just what the WH Clown wants......he is nowhere as stupid as these conservative am talkers make him out to be. Rush is one of the truth tellers”
So is his brother David in the excellent book he’s written - likewise with Monica Crowley in hers - she gave an excellent talk about it with q&a that’s been running quite a bit on cspan. They’re not afraid to lay out in detail how and why BHO is rapidly, with determination, bringing America down. Most of the other conservative pundits know it as well, but they’re too chicken to actually say it, constantly pointing out his “mistakes”, “inexperience” and “bad judgement”.
You’re right - he knows EXACTLY what he’s doing. We have GOT to get him and his minions out in November at any cost. We just HAVE to!
True. Apparently it is impossible to do anything about the waste, corruption, and outright theft fraction of the defense budget.
Well, Congress has thrown up their bands and given up trying to fix it. Half of them are up to their ham hocks in the corruption. You can tell the really corrupt ones - they are the ones who squeal the loudest when talk of budget cuts are brought up.
To make this all simple....if we had sat down five years ago and made some simple observations...sequestration would be unnecessary.
The Cold War is over....we won (we even gave out medals)....so pack up US forces in England, Italy, Germany and Turkey, and bring them back to the shores of America intact and layer them across installations in America that already exist.
World War II is over....we won....so pack up US forces in Japan, and bring them intact...back to the west coast and Alaska, to installations that already exist.
The Korean War? Never over, but face it...North Korea has all the mighty military power of Honduras. If they want to march across the DMZ, fine....we can finally go out and take them down. But right now...the 37k troops we have in South Korea aren’t necessary. Bring them to Alaska and Washington state, and integrate them into a forward leaning military force.
Exercises in strange and exotic places? We don’t need to do it...we have lots of space in Texas, Colorado and California where we can “game” and keep our cash...right here in America.
We can save lots of tax revenue....if we simply got rid of McCain and Graham, and start thinking outside of the box.
If a communist lover like Panetta thinks cuts will be “devastating” were in real trouble. suggestion— “google” “Panetta communist” and see the connection
Red China’s been fighting the Cold War in the USSR’s stead and winning. The Korean War was always the war against Red China, too (and I blame the UN for MacArthur’s getting fired); dismissing North Korea as an insignificant threat is too similar to Obama’s dismissal of Iran as a “tiny” country.
I don’t know what Obama believes religion-wise, but in Judeo-Christian dogma, the leaders of the country are directly responsible to God to lead in the correct manner and not subvert the law, and especially to keep oaths sworn in God’s name (which is perhaps why the mucking-up of the Presidential oath in public, and we didn’t hear the re-swear in private that secret-lib Roberts allegedly performed, may be his way of “getting out of” the obligation of the office he holds; but he won’t get out of it).
John McCain and Lindsey Graham are all talk. They are part of the problem. These two are a stupid puppet show.
Which makes it all the more evident who their puppetmasters are, I’d say.
The puppet masters all work directly for Satan. The two puppets should have been retired years ago.
The Democrats offered a plan to have a hungry eight hundred pound grizzly bear with fleas live in your house. The Republicans offered the bear, minus a few of the fleas. Now they want you to vote for them again because of their wonderful anti-flea credentials. But if you ask them about the bear in the living room, they call you a purist and an extremist.