Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, cut right through the rhetoric. ”This is a lead-from-behind strategy for a left-behind America,” he contended. “The president has packaged our retreat from the world in the guise of a new strategy to mask his divestment of our military and national defense.”
The scope of the divestment is daunting. The additional $500 billion in new spending cuts come on top of the $480 billion this president cut out of the military budget his first three years in office. Neither of these cuts reflect the possibility that an additional $500 billion in possible cuts will kick in next January, under “sequestration.” And since the 2012 budget request already calls for the reduction of 27,000 soldiers and 20,000 Marines over the next four years, it is likely those numbers will increase as well.
Mr. Obama contends, "we've succeeded in defending our nation..." Has he completely lost all sense of reality??!! WTH!
We need our military to be strong and capable. Without a strong military defense we are left defenseless. Or is that his whole plan to cripple this nation even further. Because so far he has done a bang up job.
Islam is a great threat to the West and now Iran has nuclear weapons. Iraq is not at peace and Afghanistan is left to fend for themselves and will be back under the severe control of the Taliban and all the equipment that the United States left behind will be utilized by the Taliban. What a tragedy.
The United States is or was a great world power but now we are becoming a mediocre nation due to the incompetency of a president who tends to bow down and kiss the asses of other world leaders. (Sorry for the bad language, there folks.)
I firmly believe the United States cannot afford to make any cuts to our military and he is also taking jobs and security away. How is that supposed to boost the economy? More people on the unemployment line? Is anyone else angry about this turn of events?
Vote for Obama and you are voting for abortion and partial-birth abortion (death to millions of babies.) If you vote for Obama you are supporting a socialist, if you vote for Obama you are in favor of government control and possibly run by a dictator, if you vote for Obama you support a man who enjoys stomping on the Constitution of the United States of America, if you vote for Obama you are in favor of cutting military defenses and leaving this nation without protection against domestic and foreign enemies.
And the domestic enemies are already among us.
Think about it.