Defense Secretary Robert Gates: drinking the obama kool aid

It has always been the Left’s dream to disarm the United States and redistribute to their various constituency groups the money thus “saved.” That dream is apparently coming true. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who is responsible for ensuring that the U.S. military can protect the nation from all potential enemies, recently told the Navy League that we “don’t necessarily need a billion-dollar guided missile destroyer to chase down and deal with a bunch of teenage pirates wielding AK-47s and RPGs.” Which would be true, if rowdy teenagers were the only naval threat. But sadly, it appears that Gates, at one time a highly respected intelligence and defense official, has drunk the Obama Kool-Aid. Unbelievably, Gates also said, “At the end of the day, we have to ask whether this nation can really afford a Navy that relies on $3 billion to $6 billion destroyers, $7 billion submarines and $11 billion carriers.” Since when has the Obama regime, which tosses around trillions of dollars like Monopoly money, cared how much something costs?

Following on the heels of the canceled F-22 Raptor program, a stripped-down missile defense program, and cancellation of nuclear arsenal modernization, this is another clear signal that Obama intends to gut constitutionally mandated defense spending in order to fund his vision of an unconstitutional and socially “just” utopia. The Chinese dragon must be licking its chops.

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One Response to “Defense Secretary Robert Gates: drinking the obama kool aid”

  1. mainenowandthen Says:

    Our military capabilities have been stretched by the two ongoing commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan. To couple this with the Obama administration’s reduction in military spending and readiness is foolhardy and not much short of criminal negligence – but you have to consider the motivations of a more and more openly anti-American President and his administration. Their plan is to weaken the United States to second or third-rate power status, enabling other major countries to attain “equality” with our country and destroy U.S. hegemony.

    Anyone signing on with Obama and his gang is openly selling out America and lacking in ethics, morality and trustworthiness, all for a chance to join the new “elite” and share in the anticipated spoils that a growing oligarchy will produce.

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