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Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:05 PM

Obama Hollows Out Military: Tanks For The Memories
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05/04/2012

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.

So far, he has kept his word.

In the video, he also vowed, "I will set a goal of a world without nuclear weapons. To seek that goal, I will not develop new nuclear weapons, I will seek a global ban on the production of fissile material and I will negotiate with Russia to take our ICBMs off hair-trigger alert, and to achieve deep cuts in our nuclear arsenals."

He has kept that promise as well.

As the Heritage Foundation notes, since Obama took office, over 50 major weapons programs of more than $300 billion have been cut or delayed.

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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.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:19 PM

From the end of the linked article:

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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.


Bad end to an otherwise well written story, IMO.
No telling which way we'll bend then?
The ONLY thing that we can't be certain about is how FAR we'll be bending!
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:50 PM

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"I will set a goal of a world without nuclear weapons. To seek that goal, I will not develop new nuclear weapons, I will seek a global ban on the production of fissile material and I will negotiate with Russia to take our ICBMs off hair-trigger alert, and to achieve deep cuts in our nuclear arsenals."


Unfortunately this sort of foolishness will only result in a world without AMERICAN nuclear weapons.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:06 PM

We have got to get rid of this clown. He's a national disgrace.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:26 AM

The real stupid part will be when the next President comes in and has to spend twice as much to bring us back to effectiveness and the lefties will start whining about how much money is spent on the military, without the benefit of understanding that maintaining the force is cheaper than having to rebuild the force.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:17 PM

View PostWyn, on 05 May 2012 - 11:06 PM, said:

We have got to get rid of this clown. He's a national disgrace.


President Obama needs to understand the ramifications of what he is doing.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:23 PM

View PostDiamond369, on 06 May 2012 - 01:17 PM, said:

President Obama needs to understand the ramifications of what he is doing.



Except, he understands fully what hes doing. There hasn't been a single thing this piece of filth excuse for an leader has done that isn't in direct compliance with the liberal plan of battle which is to make America and Americans weak so they have no choice but to stand in line for their government cheese. That is the sole reason why every single liberal in government does ANYTHING!!! They don't want jobs, they don't want tolerance, they don't want prosperity, they don't want progression, they want POWER and they want to keep it. The best way to accomplish this is to keep their minions (us) stupid and poor so that we don't have the time or ambition to question the hand that feeds us.

Now what he 'needs to do' is suffer the punishment that used to be handed out to traitors to the country. What happened to those days?

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