Thursday, February 28, 2008

Obama Way Too Eager to Cut Defense Spending

While I am not of the illusion that we spend all of our defense dollars wisely, I was rather taken aback by this Barack Obama video in which he outlines numerous cuts he plans to make in military development. The first specific thing he mentions is that he will "cut investments in unproven missile defense systems". Besides the fact that these are not things that should be publicly advertised it is surfacing during nuclear tensions with Iran and just a week after we successfully shot down a rogue satellite- in space nonetheless.

Considering that the military and the courts are the two specific undeniable areas of concern for our federal government (not to mention Obama's plan for $800 billion+ in foreign aid) this seems like a very strange area to suggest cutting funding and betrays a degree of liberalism that has been suspected, but rarely nailed down in him.

1 comment:

Gretchen said...

scary - we'll be left defenseless, just as the rest of the world is not exactly fond of us... like so many political ideals, they sound wonderful until they're implemented and you learn that you can't go against human nature...