In January of this year President Obama announced a new military strategy that will cut the Pentagon budget by hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade. The new strategy included $487 billion in cuts over the next decade.
Foreign Policy hawks even released ads attacking Obama on his proposed military cuts.
But yesterday Barack Obama flew all the way to Ft. Bliss Texas to tell US troops that the defense cuts were not his fault.
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Obama also took a shot at congressional Republicans who have taken to blaming him for military cuts embedded in last year’s deal to raise the debt ceiling. It is Congress, not he, Obama said, that is to blame for the $500 billion in looming Defense Department cuts if Congress fails to reach a deal.
“By the way, you’ve been hearing some folks out there trying to talk about the budget and trying to scare you,” he said. “Last year Congress pledged to find a plan to reduce the deficit. And they said if they couldn’t agree there would be big cuts across the board, including Defense. But understand nobody wants these cuts. That’s why Congress threatened to force themselves to make hard decisions. Well, here’s the thing. There’s no reason those cuts should happen. Because folks in congress ought to come together and agree on a responsible plan that reduces the deficit and keeps our military strong. That’s what needs to happen.”
It’s just a shame the far left cranks in the media aren’t interested in reporting the truth. Instead, they ignore Obama’s grand speech in January proposing $500 billion in military cuts.