Promoted from the diaries. - ed.
Our crushing $14 trillion national debt is as much a national security threat as it is an economic disaster. According to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen, "The most significant threat to our national security is our debt." Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has said, "We can't have a strong military if we have a weak economy." Even Barack Obama said in 2006 as a Senator that "increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally."
The irresponsible policies that the Obama Administration has instituted over the past two-and-a-half-years have hastened our descent into bankruptcy, put the fiscal well-being of future generations of Americans in jeopardy, and left us at the mercy of foreign creditors who do not have our best interests in mind.
Many nations own our enormous amounts of debt, some of which are nefarious in nature - like China, Russia, and OPEC. If these countries sell off our debt, they can wield great power over America. Now more than ever, America needs a Commander-in-Chief who will act boldly to solve our financial crisis, but President Obama has not led when it comes to our national debt.
Watch the video below to learn why the #1 threat to our national security is our debt and who owns it: