Monday, November 08, 2010

WHO'S THAT WHACKY LEFTY PROPOSING A REDUCTION IN STANDING ARMY?

Oh, wait.....That was Rand Paul discussing where he'll make his to date mystery budget cuts.

I'm not sure but I think he pimped the Shrubster a little about the "two wars". 

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2 Comments:

At 11:52 AM, November 08, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Now that the election is over, it’s time for the candidates-turned-senators-elect to start getting specific about how they’re going to deliver on their campaign promises, right?"

A big Democrat talking point is ... now that Repub's have modest control of half of one of the two agenda deciding branches of government, they are completely responsible for all disastrous outcomes from two years of total Democrat demagoguery. (Democrats still have half of congress. All the executive branch is still far left and obstinate, and Reid Pelosi are bitterly clinging to power).

Paul Ryan is the voice I like best in my less than thorough observations, but "it's a big tent". Rand is welcome, AND he was elected.

If we aren't willing to win wars we fight, maybe we should come home. But since you fought in Viet Nam (I think?), your position on that would be interesting. Do you support the Clinton/Obama military slashing?

Bill

 
At 12:15 PM, November 08, 2010, Blogger UMRBlog said...

Very short answer because my day job beckons. If we in an age of nuclear non-proliferation, the only real deterrent to aggression is an overwhelming standing military in all its branches.

Now, to be sure, that doesn't mean what it used to mean. You can't measure infantrymen and say you have an overwhelming force. I think it does mean that your percentage-of-GDP-intelligently-applied can't go down.

I guess you can include some of what is now labeled "Homeland Security" in that National Defense percentage, but not a lot. You just can't swap tomato inspectors for Navy SEALs and say you haven't changed anything.

So, I guess the short answer is I don't agree with Clinton/Obama or Rumsfeld that the lighter force can meet our defense obligations.

The "two wars" topic is for another day.

TYFCB

 

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