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Hey, isn't this a great time to cut the army to its lowest level since before World War II? Because that's what Dear Leader is doing. And Pinch Sulzberger's Pravda on the Hudson is giddy:
The Army's plan to cut 40,000 troops, as well as 17,000 civilian employees, over the next two years is unsettling many American communities. Congressmen and senators in the affected districts are railing against the reductions and insisting they will fight to reverse them. But the cutbacks are a sensible and necessary move.
Obama is reducing our active duty army from 570,000 troops to a pre-WWII level of 450,000. Because getting caught flat-footed again isn't something he worries about.
And the guys who signed up to serve their country? Yeah, it sucks to be them.
President Obama needs to make sure the Army is well positioned to do its job, but that does not mean maintaining bases and a level of troops that go beyond what the country needs and can afford.
Lavish social programs? Wealth redistribution? Obamacare subsidies? Green energy boondoggles? Obama doesn't care what that stuff costs. But his media sycophants are suddenly worried about cost containment when it comes to defending us from Islamofascists, Iranians, Russians, and probably Chinese too?
One can only conclude that these progressive bozos want to see us conquered.
I guess they're planning to be the Vichy Americans, and in their minds,
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