Since taking office four years ago, President Barack Obama has been steadily eviscerating the power of the US military, one slice at a time. Is it really about budget or setting the US for a military takeover by another power?
First he pushed to allow gays to openly serve, which saw the evacuation of a number of good and morally sound military leaders and troops.
Next, he started attacking Christians in the military, stripping them of the symbols of their faith (while not stripping Muslims of the symbols of their faith). He also pushed new regulations that tried to force military chaplains to go against their faith by performing same-sex marriages and opening up their chapels for those ceremonies. Chaplains were threatened with court martial for failing to comply.
Then Obama started apologizing for everything our military did against other nations, instead of backing them up. A growing number of military personnel do not feel that Obama has their back nor does he support them in their duties.
In the name of economics, he orders Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to slice the Pentagon budget by over 20%. The result is a reduction of troops in all branches of the military. It also means a reduction of weapons, aircraft and warships.
To add further disharmony among members of the military, the Obama administration is about to extend costly benefits to the unmarried homosexual partners of active military personnel. The same benefits will not be extended to the unmarried heterosexual partners of active military personnel. The cost of the extended benefits will cost the Pentagon millions of dollars, but they are cutting everywhere else because of budget constraints.
The Navy has had to put the refueling and reconditioning of one, and possibly two air craft carriers on hold because of funding constraints. One aircraft carrier was scheduled to deploy to the Middle East, but that has also been cancelled because of the budget issues.
In the latest slicing and dicing of our military power, Obama is planning on making another major reduction in our nuclear arsenal. In 2010, the US had around 2,468 nuclear weapons deployed in underground silos, on submarines and bombers. He has already reduced that amount to 1,700 and now wants to cut it down to 1000. That’s a total reduction of 60% in just the last 2 and half years.
I’ve always been taught that the best defense is a strong offense and that America’s strong offense has stopped most countries from attacking our nation since World War 2. Under Obama’s direction, our strong offense is being reduced to a just a plain offense. He has been gutting much of our strength and defensive powers. Before long, other nations will take a second look at our military incapability and decide it’s time to strike. When they do, I truly wonder whose side Barack Hussein Obama will be on? I don’t think it will be ours!