The “Bush was strong on defense” myth

    Ever since Obama was installed as president, many Republicans (including some conservatives) said that they miss President Bush. Some of those Republicans, including Richard N. Weltz of AT, even claimed that Bush was strong on defense, and contrasted Bush with Obama (who began a series of disastrous defense cuts 8 months ago). Although Obama has failed to execute his duties as Supreme Commander of the | Read More »

    Hutchison Implies Fellow Republicans Are Anti-Troops

    Earlier today, Erick pointed out that Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, despite having promised to stay and “fight” against healthcare in Washington while campaigning for Texas Governor (and in so doing, jamming up her fellow Republican candidates in Texas while they wait for her to supposedly resign in March), refused to support her fellow Republicans in an important cloture vote. Yet now, in an “I was | Read More »

    Airplanes that should be eliminated – and an airplane that should not

    A Friday, September 25 article from Roll Call indicates that the Senate Defense spending bill has eliminated two Gulfstreams for Congressional Member use. Considering the massive and utterly unsustainable budget deficits that this government is now running, this is good – these aircraft are a waste of taxpayer dollars for the benefit of those like Nancy Pelosi who clearly do not deserve it. This report | Read More »

    Democrats Rewarding Labor Unions at Service Members’ Expense

    The Department of Defense is moving forces from Okinawa to Guam – all well and good. Except, the recently passed DOD Authorization contains funding for construction firms to pay their workers wages consistent with labor rates in Hawaii – 250% HIGHER than wages in Guam. This will not only take over $10 billion (over 10 years) needed dollars out of the pockets of wounded service | Read More »

    Oz realizes Obama’s America cannot be relied upon

    U.S. supremacy is on the wane under President Obama, and Australia can no longer depend on its number one ally to protect it. That’s the assessment of the Rudd government, and it is taking steps to ensure that Australia can defend herself. A white paper, Defending Australia In The Asia Pacific Century: Force 2030, outlines a range of possible security threats, including instability caused by | Read More »

    Another Big Defense Spending Lie

    Obama Wants Weapons-Buying Bill by Memorial Day Thursday, April 30, 2009 4:25 PM Article Font Size     WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he wants Congress to send him a bill by Memorial Day to save billions of dollars by overhauling the process for buying military weapons systems…………….. The president says government auditors have identified $295 billion in wasteful spending on Defense Department programs | Read More »

    Change We Can Believe In . . . and Need

    Cross posted to Daily Kos The real problem with American politics is that both conservatives and liberals only get part of it right. Liberals are absolutely right in asserting that a modern society needs a social safety net, universal health care coverage and a vibrant educational system. Conservatives are absolutely right in saying that these things do not need to be provided by the Government | Read More »

    Rosa Brooks advises that war has ‘spatial boundaries’

    Rosa Brooks will soon become an advisor to Undersecretary Michelle Flournoy and has a legal theory that “spatial boundaries” trumps Congress’s intent in the September 18, 2001 AUMF: (a) IN GENERAL- That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, | Read More »

    Former AF Secretary Michael Wynne, find him a Senate or House seat pronto!

    From DOD Buzz: The F-22 Decision in Perspective On December 3, 2008 (only four days from the anniversary of Pearl Harbor), President-elect Obama argued that as President he “would maintain the strongest military on earth.” The decisions announced last week by Secretary Gates undercut the President’s strategic objective. Instead, the decisions re-enforce the ability of the ability of the US to manage occupation, not to | Read More »

    Russia not afraid of our nukes, Barack want us to not build conventional advanced precision guided weapons

    Russian Experts Question Role of Conventional “Prompt Global Strike” Weapons Monday, April 6, 2009 By Elaine M. Grossman Global Security Newswire Email This Article Print This Article Print All Articles WASHINGTON — Two Russian security experts today suggested that U.S. plans to develop fast-flying, long-range conventional weapons might pose a snag for nuclear arms negotiations between Moscow and Washington (see GSN, April 1). Speaking at | Read More »

    Salacious Coverage of the Palin Family — Some Thoughts [Updated 4/4/2009 at 8:06 EDT]

    On April 3, 2009, a “perfect storm” of negative publicity surrounded Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in matters pertaining to her family. In the first item, her husband’s half-sister was arrested on two charges of felony burglary. In the second item, Levi Johnston appeared on the Tyra Banks show to discuss his sex life with Bristol Palin. Apparently, another appearance is to occur on April 6. | Read More »

    Cuts? What Budget Cuts? He Never Promised Cuts!

    The following is a transcript from the 3rd Presidential Debate (10-15-08) between McCain and Obama on the topic of budgets. It is especially relevant now. SCHIEFFER: All right. Let’s go to another topic. It’s related. So if you have other things you want to say, you can get back to that. This question goes to you first, Senator Obama. We found out yesterday that this | Read More »

    Money for everything but the nations defense. When is the Revolution?

    FROM NEWSMAX: Levin: Expect Huge, Painful Cuts in Defense Budget Tuesday, March 31, 2009 1:03 PM Article Font Size     WASHINGTON — A Senate defense committee chairman says Pentagon budget will include large, painful cuts. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin said Tuesday that major program cuts will not be pushed off until the 2011 budget, but will be included when Defense Secretary | Read More »

    One of these things is not like the other

    From Ares Defense Technology Blog: Two defense officials who were not authorized to speak publicly said Gates will announce up to a half-dozen major weapons cancellations later this month. Candidates include a new Navy destroyer, the Air Force’s F-22 fighter jet, and Army ground-combat vehicles, the officials said. More cuts are planned for later this year after a review that could lead to reductions in | Read More »

    Why the Dems/Left/Obama cut defense

    If you look around the world there has been other leftist regimes that have increased military spending and have had no problem deploying advanced weapons, etc. Why does the modern American left always cut defense but at the same time talk about a DOMESTIC security force? Could it be that the American left only sees enemies in their own country? Rush is a target but | Read More »

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