Does this Administration Want a Weak Military

Does that heading make you think? Or did you find yourself thinking – it does seem that way….

There are so many examples of decisions and actions by the administration that are undermining the military, veterans, the family of members of the military and much more. I watched an episode from Army Wive Section 7 today and had to wonder. The characters were notified they were being sent home – normally that would be a reason to celebrate. But they are confused because the mission wasn’t finished and was essentially being abandoned. The storyline seemed almost too true to life….

This is an article by Allen West – I really like him. He has obviously worked hard to reach very notable accomplishments in life, has a personal code of honor that is not found with the majority of our politicians. He should continue to be a powerful and important voice for Conservatives throughout the country.

Army Unreadiness: Catastrophic or Treasonous?

The most important responsibility of the federal government is, as the Constitution states, to “provide for the common defense.” However, based on a recent assessment from the Chief of Staff of the US Army, General Raymond Odierno, we have an Army that is woefully unprepared and unready to meet the nation’s call.

It seems this administration’s priority for the US Military has been to ensure gay soldiers can openly serve and opening up combat billets to women. In keeping with his promise (perhaps the only campaign promise he has kept), Obama is fundamentally transforming the US military by way of liberal progressive social engineering.

To have the Chief of Staff of the Army confess to the world that our Army has not trained for six months is highly disturbing. Furthermore, to express to our enemies — and allies, for that matter — that what was once a powerful, feared, and respected land force has only two trained and combat-ready Brigades should make all of us sleep less soundly at night.

The Army into which I was commissioned in 1982 was massive and ready to stare down the Soviet threat. Today’s Army is over-deployed, under-trained, and exists in a far more dangerous world with a far more dispersed adversary. The recent government slim-down demonstrated we can survive with only 6% essential staff at the EPA, and only 9.7% essential staff at the Department of Education. Clearly the Department of Health and Human Services has wasted $600 million on a failed healthcare.gov website. But Obamacare requires the hiring of 16,000 more IRS agents. It’s obvious where Obama’s priorities lie.

As Democrat Senator Max Baucus said, implementation of Obamacare may be a train wreck. But failure to have a trained and ready military is much worse. It’s potentially catastrophic, if not treasonous.
Read more at http://allenbwest.com/2013/10/army-unreadiness-catastrophic-treasonous/#lqzGY6fs7sHthpu3.99

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4 thoughts on “Does this Administration Want a Weak Military

  1. usawoman says:

    Obama has weakened our country in so many ways, and, yes, weakening the military is a big one. It’s obvious that he does not want a strong military or a strong USA. What I don’t really get is why people are so complacent that they just sit around and let him get away with what he’s doing. Anyone who knows anything about history, knows that a country has to remain strong and not appear weak to their enemies. It’s like standing up to a bully. If you show weakness, they’ll push their bullying to the next level.

    • He certainly has and we got a glimpse of his thoughts when the initial “apology tour” started. He has no clue how to show respect and maintain dignity and authority. He’s just unqualified for the job – but he does seem to be a good puppet for Valerie Jarret and the others who are manipulating events. With the upheaval throughout the Middle East and the total uncertainty in North Korea and on and on – this is an especially dangerous time for the US to have a spineless president.

  2. I don’t think anyone wants a weak military, but when they started closing bases years back, I wondered how much that would impact our country’s security. It only stands to reason that a Commander in Chief who has never commanded anything…especially respect, would be clueless about military needs and operation. Of course, we all see how closed-minded he is when it comes to opinions that aren’t his own, so he probably doesn’t listen to those who do have knowledge. It’s a shame that he recently dismissed some high-ranking commanders for breaking rules that aren’t nearly as bad as his own transgressions. Just more proof that he was never suited for the highest post in the country. I strongly believe that a Commander in Chief should have qualifications to hold the job. I’ve never been able to get a job unless I could prove I had experience or knowledge enough to perform the tasks. Shouldn’t the president have to do the same? I recently read an article that showed most countries no longer respect or fear the US. We’re screwed but we’ve let it happen by our silence to hold him to accountable for his actions. I think it’s because most of us have no clue where to start…but why isn’t the media doing something????

    • Over the past 4 or 5 years we’ve also seen ridiculous cuts and difficulty placed on the military for no good reason – other than causing them problems. It was more blatant during the so called “government shutdown”, but has been going on throughout this administration.

      But there are also plenty of people in the country who have little to no regard for the military. Seems to me they are the same people who take liberty and freedom for granted. They have never learned or figured out that liberty and freedom have a price – and don’t get that the military is fighting every day to maintain the “American way of life”. They also have little to no regard or respect for our veterans. I don’t care how any person feels about war – they need to have respect and appreciation for the people who are and who served in the military.

      Like many people – I have 5 uncles and 1 grandfather who served in the military – each of them came home, some with more scars than others. But it was an experience that definitely left a mark on them and their families.

      I also totally agree with you that any president should have qualifications – and there should be little doubt that Obama doesn’t have any of the qualifications to be president. That brings up something I’ve been thinking about that would be an interesting article. What about an article that spells out what qualifications a president should have AND the responsibilities a president MUST be accountable for? I would bet the majority of people in this country would have no idea how to answer either of those questions. Its hard to vote for a type of person if you don’t know what you are looking for…..

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