This is is what its all about folks. This has always been the big goal of the US left. Its all been leading up to this.
From the Center for Security Policy;
Washington, DC; July 7, 2011: Media reports today indicate that national security spending could be cut by as much as $700 billion as part of a deal on the debt limit – almost twice the amount originally proposed by President Obama.
The Center for Security Policy believes such cuts are antithetical to the time-tested practice President Reagan called “Peace through Strength.” It is the height of irresponsibility to commit to reductions of that magnitude without a proper analysis of how they would be apportioned and to what effect. That would be true in a world less perilous than today’s; it will be even more true if, as has been the case in the past, massive Pentagon defunding of this kind invites aggression by the myriad dangerous foes whose emergence will make tomorrow’s even more perilous.
In response to the proposed $700 billion in cuts, Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., President of the Center for Security Policy remarked:
President Obama’s own Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, warned that $400 billion slashed from Pentagon funding over the next 12 years could result in ‘in a hollowing out of the force from a lack of proper training, maintenance and equipment and manpower.’ That being the case, it is safe to say that $700 billion in cuts over the same time period would be simply disastrous — significantly diminishing America’s ability to defend itself, while emboldening its enemies.
Treating investments in national defense as indistinguishable from lower priority types of government spending invites otherwise avoidable wars – whose costs in national treasure and, more importantly, in lives needlessly lost would make the problem of today’s national debt pale by comparison. America’s deficit is surely a cause for concern. But it cannot be safely alleviated by actions that have the effect of undercutting the national security and jeopardizing the safety of the American people.
Hundreds of useless, even counterproductive US Government agencies will take few, if any cuts.
But the one Department that keeps Americans safe from their enemies, will likely be gutted under leftist Defense Secretary Leon Panetta – former friend of life long communist Hugh DeLacy.
Why do you think that might be?
8 thoughts on “Center Urges Rejection of Proposed $700 Billion in Defense Cuts”
I just read yesterday that it was Whittaker Chambers who first coined the phrase ‘5th column’.
The evidence that Obama is a mole piles up.
Nearly everything he does is consistent with that thesis.
Impeachment is a categorical imperative.
And so the next move is underway, our nation will fall from the outside and the inside if these progressive socialists are not stopped, and soon, so the restoration of the nation can begin once again.
Everyone understand this, I think the ‘event’ they of the left are waiting for will be the August 2, 2011 date; when they have been saying we as a nation will default on the debt.
Imagine the chaos being caused, the markets go to hades and will not be back for a long time – if ever. The US dollar could become worthless, or near worthless, and to meet the ’emergency needs’ of the budget, then ‘something needs to go.’
And one of the biggest will be the military indeed.
Instantly gutted and immobilized.
Would it help to pull up ALL the “social engineering” grants which the many, useless FED departments keep doling out year after year? Millions and millions, probably in the billions, each year. Just keeps the gimmes looking busy day in and day out… That info should be placed right next to Panetta’s sorry sack request. Let the people decide the value of each of the expenditures… Can we turn it around and keep it from being still another sad situation for America!? Show the garbage they are willing to fund!
Which is why i just re-posted Mark Rudd’s statement Robert.
Just what Mark Rudd and the other Weathermen want .