Friday, January 6, 2012

Bill Clinton Redux?

This morning on Drudge Report, I saw this photograph and read the articles about how our President wants to cut back on defense spending and use those funds on domestic spending. 

And then I thought, hey, isn't that what Clinton did?

And what happened during the Clinton years?  Oh, yeah....we had a "surplus".

But we also had many terrorist attacks on US citizens beginning in 1993 World Trade Center bombing and culminating in the 2000 USS Cole attacks.

...and of course we all know what happened on September 11, 2001.

So, our current President has gone from sounding and acting like Jimmy Carter to President George W. Bush, and now he is channeling Bill Clinton.

I fear the man just doesn't know who he is or what he is supposed to do other than act like past Presidents. 

But perhaps my biggest fear is that he is setting up our country for another big terrorist attack by announcing to the WORLD that we are cutting back on our defense. 

Yes, drones work. I'll give you that. 

But if anyone knows the United States Marines, they know that Marines do not like to sit around and do nothing. They become Marines for one reason and ONE reason only: to go to battle.

After the Clinton years, our military was weakened, flabby, and unprepared for the enemy. After George W. Bush, we have the best trained military in the world because they know the enemy and they have seen battle...they are PREPARED.

So now we return to the Clinton years. Spending money we do not have on domestic issues while allowing our military forces to weaken.

Lord help us, 2012 is going to be interesting.

Your turn:  What do you think?  How is cutting back on defense spending a good thing when terrorism is still out there as an enemy of the US?


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