Barack Obama, the worst jobs president since the Great Depression, plans on putting half a million US soldiers and Marines out of work.

(Independent)

It’s his way of weakening America and punishing US military families at the same time.
The Independent reported:

The mighty American military machine that has for so long secured the country’s status as the world’s only superpower will have to be drastically reduced, Barack Obama warned yesterday as he set out a radical but more modest new set of priorities for the Pentagon over the next decade.

Click HERE to view ‘America’s shrinking military’ graphic

After the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that defined the first decade of the 21st century, Mr Obama’s blueprint for the military’s future acknowledged that America will no longer have the resources to conduct two such major operations simultaneously.

Instead, the US military will lose up to half a million troops and will focus on countering terrorism and meeting the new challenges of an emergent Asia dominated by China. America, the President said, was “turning the page on a decade of war” and now faced “a moment of transition”. The country’s armed forces would in future be leaner but, Mr Obama pointedly warned both friends and foes, sufficient to preserve US military superiority over any rival – “agile, flexible and ready for the full range of contingencies and threats”.

 

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  1. Mein Führer Obama is only reassigning them to his own personal Gestapo SS unit…the unit will be headed up by Reich Minister Heinrich Holder.

  2. This article says the plans are for the next decade. I thought Obama was only going to be in office 5 more years, not 10.

  3. Hey, the world love us now, right? Iran, Syria, Egypt, North Korea- well, they’re just vacation paradises for American tourists. What’ s the problem?

  4. Not to worry, he will hire 5 million more union member bureaucrats in some other area of government other than DoD like EPA and IRS, at at a cost that is twice what a soldier makes, so it will all be fine /s

  5. So he has no problem with the idea of a leaner, meaner Federal government, right? The Republicans had better all get on board and start pushing hard with the idea that we need to deflate the balloon of Federal spending, not just squeeze one area and let another expand. The house is burning down around our ears and they want to argue about where the best place for the couch is. Tick-tock folks time is just about out here.

  6. #3:

    Don’t laugh.

    Hugo Obama is making Cuba a travel destination. Not really new news but you’ll get the drift.

    http://www.travelagentcentral.com/cuba/ap-obama-allow-travel-cuba-14492

    And remember we are great friends with the Taliban, too!

  7. Same commie playbook the dems have been using for 100 years. Guns vs welfare. Ramp up social spending to astronomical levels then “pragmatically” devastate the military so the country becomes a third rate power. Then have the country economy collapse from the weight of social spending and seek the spark to overthrow the govt and install dictatorship of proletariat.

  8. Let’s hope the troops coming home will relocate to blue states and make them red in November. On the bright side, the military vote WILL be counted this election!!

  9. Obama dessimates the military, has no use for the checks and balances of Congress, ignores the outraged citizenry, invests taxpayer money in risky capitalist ventures that go bankrupt (all while decrying the greed of capitalism) and does all this while claiming he was a Contitutional Scholar that must take action on his own because all of the above are just too inconvenient for him and his vision. And the only jobs he helps create are the Czardoms within government. Yeesh! Enough?

    Please God, help all realize that this is just the beginning of our downfall, and if he were to have 4 more years of unencumbered dictate the shining city on the hill will crumble by way of Sodem/Gemorrah.

  10. A couple of congressman have said this is wrong because he is force fitting based on budget considerations as opposed to what is best for military threats. The congressman are wrong…WON WTF has not prepared a budget in 3 years. The military is used for fog factor and WTF is throwing out disconnected direction

  11. Slick Willie was more honest, when he said he “loathes the military.” This current leftie Quisling we’re stuck with is even worse, and more clever about it.

  12. obama is trying to make us a weak as possible….

  13. That photo of the carrier is backward…..the Japanese had portside island structures on some of their WWII carriers

  14. The idiot carter traveled the same path to weakness, inspiring the islamist iranians to engage in an act of war against our embassy, holding our personnel there hostage for well over a year.

    Yeah, barry, copying carter’s wuss strategy will work again….not. Your administration, family, friends, associates and supporters are such a disgrace.

  15. This is where creeping Socialism and Marxism takes you – money to defend the country dries up so the state has more funds to control the people through overreaching regulation, sup-pression of the free market, and private property. All across Europe, actual fighting men and women in major countries is incredibly small. The UK has only 200 planes and a tiny Navy, as an example.

  16. I have never seen anyone who hates the military and america the way this POS mooslime does…

  17. All of you are warmongering, draft-dodging, bible thumping, ignorant, heartless chickenhawks. /liberal progressive sarcasm

    Listen folks. I was new to this website for the 2008 election cycle. After viewing last nights thread regarding the Jesse Ventura incident, I couldn’t help but think back to the ’08 comment sections, where we were consistently baited into flame wars with the usual suspects. Believe me when I say I was just as guilty of participating in this waste of time.

    Prepare yourself for ’08 times 3 for the ’12 election. Don’t get dragged into this crap! I know it’s difficult. I don’t even know if I can resist the urge to fire back. This time Zippy has to run on his record, and even though the Republican leadership in the Senate and House aren’t ideal, they’re a hell of a lot better for this country than the alternative. The Senate hasn’t passed a budget in 1000 days under the failed majority leader, Harry Reid.

    The Democrats only chance of keeping the White House, a majority in the Senate and taking back the House, is to convince the voters that the Republicans have done nothing. Please review what the actual truth is that the MBM(make believe media) will not report. Make sure when you do respond in the comment section that you have the facts, and remark accordingly.

    This is probably the most important election in your lifetime. Keep the debate focused, and try not to get dragged into a pissing match. I’m praying that I conduct myself in a respectful manner. I’ll try! That’s the best I can do.

    Here’s to a great conservative 2012!

  18. The only way America can be safe is if we double the military budget. Does Obama really think that cutting military spending is wise? Does he even think cutting the rate of military budget increases is wise? What would happen to the graft industry? We need to start yelling that if this happens we will all be speaking mooslime soon in order to stop this travesty. Chant with me, USA USA USA USA USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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