Obama: From Guns And Butter To Popguns And Margarine

Obama plans to slice the armed forces of the United States back to levels unseen since Private Prewitt blew taps at Schofield Barracks.  This is the national version of the liberal’s belief that posting a “Beware of Dog” sign in front of your house is as good as actually having the dog.   This isn’t a strategy, it’s the white flag of surrender.

“We do accept some risk, as all strategies must. Because we will be somewhat smaller, these risks will be measured in time and capacity…”—General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Somewhat smaller?  Obama’s man Dempsey has a reputation as a crooner, but even he can’t carry that tune. The proposed hacks plus the automatic cuts in the Pentagon’s budget mandated by the failure of the so-called ‘Super Committee’ to agree on a plan to shrink the deficit add up to about $950 billion. That’s not a reduction, it’s a hunger strike.  Meanwhile, the Red Chinese are fattening up with carriers and subs, and the mullahs are hammering away cheerfully (if such a thing as a cheerful mullah there be) on the missile base they’re constructing in Venezuela (see Obama Closes the Arsenal of Democracy).

The secretary and the president pretended that we will have as robust and effective a defense and military capability after the enormous defense cuts as we do today. They also pretended that we will be as capable of protecting U.S. interests and the interests of our allies against threats of the future as we have been able to protect against threats that have existed up to now. It doesn’t compute. Anyone who believes this line is a fool, even if he is not very knowledgeable about national-security matters. If he is knowledgeable about them, he’s worse than a fool. He is complicit with the president in endangering our country, the opposite of President Obama’s oath of office to “protect and defend” us.

One can accuse me of being cynical, but I believe that Mr. Obama and many of the officials he brought to power with him have a different agenda from the one they profess. They intend to diminish our military capabilities and our role in maintaining security in the world by the use of any and all devices they can find or invent.(via Diminishing Our Military Capabilities – By Jack David – The Corner – National Review Online)

69 and a half million Americans were foolish enough in 2008 to vote for a thinly disguised radical who promised to destroy…uh, ‘transform’ the country.  Let’s not give him another four years to finish the job.


About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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3 Responses to Obama: From Guns And Butter To Popguns And Margarine

  1. Grumpy says:

    mullahs are hammering away cheerfully (if such a thing as a cheerful mullah there be) on the missile base they’re constructing in Venezuela

    Somebody correct me if I’m mistaken– but didn’t Kennedy establish that the Monroe Doctrine gave the President the authority to deal with a situation like that.

    Vietnam. Iraq and Afghanistan–even Libya have proven we cannot actually win a war by dropping bombs alone.

    • Actually Monroe did, Kennedy acted on it. And you’re right, Douhet (and Billy Mitchell) to the contrary, only infantry holds ground, unless ,I suppose, your goal is to exterminate the population.

      Infantry (and Marines) give us options between full on assault and ignoring, that’s why it is so critical.

  2. Bob Mack says:

    Obama Channels Brits’ retreat from Nazi Germany

    […] We have a radical as a president — radical in his domestic policies, his vision for the country vis-a-vis the rest of the world, in his view of his own authority (as we saw in the patently illegitimate recess appointments), and now radical in his rush to cripple the military, the command of which he may sense he will be relinquishing in a year’s time.

    It is for the uniformed military to follow the orders of their civilian bosses, but it is for Congress to say no to a lame-duck president who lost his mandate in November 2010 but who continues to insist on spending goals and priorities profoundly out-of-step with the large majority of Americans.

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