Obama’s Prescription For Disaster

“I think that’s what worries me…because the conversation that we’re having, this year, about changing strategy and budget problems, that there may be some around the world who see us as a nation in decline, and worse, as a military in decline…it could cause even our close partners to wonder what kind of partner are we…” —General Martin Dempsey, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

“Again, the self avowed Constitutional scholar currently residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has acted in direct dereliction of his oath to the American people to protect and defend the American Constitution…The President is not a king and should not be allowed to behave like one.”—Congressman Dan Burton (R-IN)

“As recently as the first week of the year, referring to the Senate, Obama asserted that ‘I have an obligation as President to do what I can without them.’  He has no such obligation. Those are the words of an incipient tyrant.”—Allen Caruba, Barack Machiavelli

Obama sees his task as shepherding what he deems to be this deeply imperfect nation – one he repeatedly apologized for during the early months of his presidency — through its inevitable descent.The Defense Budget and America’s Decline

 Obama’s ‘doctrine’ is less a strategy than a prescription for disaster.  In three years, his autocratic, Constitutionally-challenged policies have stifled the economy, eroded individual liberties, and brought us to the brink of bankruptcy.  His foreign policy has aided and abetted our enemies and discouraged our friends.  And now, his proposed evisceration of our military capability has the potential to place every American at risk.   A sensible reduction to the defense budget due to fiscal constraints is necessary; a near trillion-dollar cut is irresponsible and reckless, if not worse.  And, it’ll put another 1,000,000 Americans out of work.

President Eisenhower, in 1961, warned of the potential dangers of the “military-industrial complex.”  But he also said this:

“[…] we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense…Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”

America’s destiny is not in the hands of Barack Obama.  It’s in ours.

See:

Krauthammer: Obama’s Military Reductions a ‘Roadmap to American Decline’ “Under John Kennedy, whom I don’t remember liberals ever attacking as a man who overspent on defense, half of the budget of the federal budget was on defense. Today it’s a fifth. Under Kennedy we spent 9.5 percent of our economy on the military. Today it’s headed to four percent and shrinking. As a percentage of our economy it’s going to get a lot smaller.

And the fact is even if you don’t want to work with the numbers, Obama has said himself we better be shrinking our capacity on the ground. The fact is that you can’t simply announce and hope that there is not going to be incidents in the world with China arming itself hugely, Iran about to go nuclear, instability in the Middle East. How do we know that we are never going to have to be forced in to another land of confrontation in the next decade? We are not going to be prepared.”

Obama’s Motto: ‘Bush Started This’ – “President Obama is calling for dramatic defense cuts that could threaten our national survival while obstructing structural reforms to our entitlement programs that are essential for our national financial survival. It just doesn’t get much worse than this”

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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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6 Responses to Obama’s Prescription For Disaster

  1. TexasFred says:

    If you were in the military or worked in the Intel business under the Clinton administration you are sensing Deja Vu all over again.. 😦

    What the Clinton’s did to our military and Intel services will pale in comparison, the Clinton’s were STUPID, Obama is STUPID and EVIL, he hates this nation and is dead set on bringing it down.

    • Bob Mack says:

      The Top 5 Reasons Obama Must Be Removed as Commander-in-Chief via Stella Paul, American Thinker:

      […]The way things are going, most patriotic Americans will soon be six feet under, felled by apoplectic strokes brought on by reading the latest outrage committed by our “Commander in Chief.”

      1. LightSquared: If we had an actual media, you should be able to wake up an average fourth grader at 3 AM and ask, “Who’s General William Shelton?” and the fourth grader would chirpily recite: “He’s the Air Force Commander who was pressured by the White House to change his testimony about LightSquared.” …

      2. Fast & Furious: No matter how many times you hear the facts they never get less sickening or bizarre…

      3. Giving Top Secret Technology To Our Enemies: Last week brought word that Obama is planning to share U.S. missile defense secrets with Russia, over the strenuous objections of security officials who say it could devastate the effectiveness of our entire defense system…

      4. Waging War Against Libya Without Congressional Approval: Obama’s handlers dreamed up a catchy new doctrine called Responsibility to Protect (R2P), and they were itching to try it out. So Obama gave them a nice, peppy little war to conduct in Libya. Why not take out the mad transvestite, Qadaffi? Nobody likes him, anyway…

      5. Hollowing Out Our Military: This week we learn that Obama is slashing the defense budget, planning to lay off 14% off our troops, reduce our nuclear arsenal, shelve key weapon systems and explicitly cripple our ability to wage ground wars. What hath Saul Alinsky wrought!

      Already, Obama has strait-jacketed the military in political correctness, forbidding discussion of the nature of radical Islam and sanitizing the jihad-crazed murder of 13 soldiers at Fort Hood into “workplace violence.” But that was not enough for our Commander-in-Chief.

      Our troops are so heroic that even in straitjackets, they can win. And if there’s one thing Obama will not tolerate it’s American victory…

  2. Angel says:

    and he may still get elected God forbid..what a mess we are in BOB..sigh………………

  3. cosmoscon says:

    Great post. There is a good post similar to this at the Heritage Foundation that you might want to check out as well.

    http://blog.heritage.org/2012/01/08/chart-of-the-week-defense-spending-throughout-u-s-history/

    Before the era of entitlement spending the Government stuck to the Constitution and the main outlays went to our defense. Now 90% of all tax revenues go to pay Social Security, Welfare, Medicare, Medicaid and Unemployment. And Liberals are all too quick to cut Defense while leaving the payouts to their voters untouched so they can keep them in slavery and ensure they vote to keep them in office.

    http://cosmoscon.com/2011/10/31/is-this-how-we-run-a-country/

    • Bob Mack says:

      That’s a better chart than the one I used the other day. My 40-odd years of observation has convinced me that liberals are mentally ill. They just can’t reason properly, & they never learn from their mistakes (mainly because, despite the historical evidence, they don’t believe they’ve ever made any).

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