Obama Inexperience Again Revealed

Defense Secretary Robert Gates recommended a broad overhaul of military spending that would start almost immediately and slash giant weapons programs and the private sector jobs that go with them yesterday. Gates was the only hold over from the Bush administration and President Obama must have his ear. But at what cost? The cuts will stop the Pentagon from buying a futuristic jet fighter F-22 Raptor $140 million each, scrap an expensive new fleet of presidential helicopters for $13 billion and spend more money on tools soldiers can use today in the lower-tech battlefields the military is facing now and years to come. The budget will allow for more surveillance and reconnaissance equipment, including 50 new Predator drones. A $160 billion Army system of combat vehicles, flying sensors and bomb-hunting robots would be scaled back. A shield to defend against missile attacks by rogue states funding cut, Navy would have to revamp plans to buy new destroyers. A new communications satellite would be scrapped, and the program for a new Air Force transport plane would be ended. The new proposed $534 billion budget for 2010 would be an increase over the $513 billion for 2009. The problem with this administration is they do not understand history, America has had air dominance in every conflict since the Korean War, and this budget put that at risk. You would think new destroyers, a communications satellite and a shield to defend against missile attacks are not only useful, but vey helpful in the conflicts we have right now. We did not like what Bill Clinton did to the military and now it looks as if the Obama administration is going to do more of the same.

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Another empty house another dead end street
Gonna rest my bones an sit for a spell
This side of heaven this close to Hell
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