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National Security Leaders to
Congress: ´Stop Sequestration Now´

Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/11/2013 12:17:09 PM

In a letter to congressional leaders organized by the Foreign Policy Initiative, national security leaders says, "stop sequestration now." The letter is signed by former senators Norm Coleman and Joe Lieberman, former defense secretary Bob Gates, Bill Kristol, and many others. "Sequestration will result in unacceptable risk for U.S. national security. It will degrade our ability to defend our allies, deter aggression, and promote and protect American economic interests. It will erode the credibility of our treaty commitments abroad. It will be a self-inflicted wound to American strength and leadership in the world," reads the letter.

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This is just one of the ways 0bama is weakening this country. It´s just one of his goals, unfortunately.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: plex, 2/11/2013 12:23:29 PM     (No. 9170214)

This is a pant load. Yes over the long term it would be bad but for 1 year at a time that we are drawing down in Afghanistan, the cuts are not bad, which is why the Republican defense hawks are not objecting.

Say, here´s an idea, why don´t we close some of the 60 odd bases that we maintain. Do we need a presence in Germany?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Starlady, 2/11/2013 12:23:59 PM     (No. 9170215)

Harry Reid has on his desk a bill passed by the GOP last session that avoids sequestration and does not raise taxes. John Boehner should be shouting this from the roof tops. (crickets)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: phx4546, 2/11/2013 12:35:49 PM     (No. 9170236)

did they cc our peter pan president?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Dragonslayer2, 2/11/2013 12:37:26 PM     (No. 9170238)

Sequestration would not be needed if I could be placed in a small Washington DC office with a gross of Sharpies and a copy of whatever budget has been passed recently.I would straighten out a few things. It would take about three weeks.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/11/2013 12:53:10 PM     (No. 9170268)

Talk to obama, it was his idea. So sorry your rice bowls are getting low but it is time to face reality.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jerseyden, 2/11/2013 1:13:15 PM     (No. 9170303)

Don´t these so called conservatives understand that our Nat Security is doomed if we stay on the current path of running up the deficit. We can definitely withstand these cuts for a couple of years.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: noproblems, 2/11/2013 1:44:00 PM     (No. 9170373)

funny how the pentagon is the only organization in the entire world that does not have at least 10%. love the hypocracy coming from the left and the MSM.

could you imagine if Bush was saying we cant cut 10% from the pentagon?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: noproblems, 2/11/2013 1:44:56 PM     (No. 9170378)

make that "funny how the pentagon is the only organization in the entire world that does not have at least 10% waste"

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Reply 9 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/11/2013 1:55:06 PM     (No. 9170407)

Do former Senators Norm Coleman and Joe Lieberman, former defense secretary Bob Gates, Bill Kristol and others meet your definition of National Security Leaders? They don´t meet mine. And where were they when Sequestration was proposed by Obama, passed by Congress and signed by Obama? And where were they when Reid tabled the bill passed by the House? The real objection is over constraining the growth of Entitlements.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: fishbone, 2/11/2013 2:36:53 PM     (No. 9170504)

Mostly agree #1; but we MUST keep our presence Guam or it will tip into the ocean. ;-)

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Pinchem, 2/11/2013 2:37:09 PM     (No. 9170505)

#5...enough of the Marxist propaganda. It is Obama and the Democrats who have run up the deficits far more than Bush did. Let´s stop with the propaganda and hypocrisy.

I bet if Obama would get on National TV and ADMIT that the Sequestration was HIS idea, that he was wrong, and REQUEST Congress to cancel it, I bet they would. Otherwise, Obama is going to have to eat this one.

Liberals like to call names from the gutter. If you can dish it out let´s see if you can take it:

Anyone who accuses Republicans of this mess will prove they are truly a "dumb stupid ignorant Obama Hindlicking Marxist".



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Reply 12 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/11/2013 2:49:14 PM     (No. 9170523)

Tell the Nation Builder By Bayonete crowd to stick it where the sun don´t shine. These imbusilic reptilians have done enough damage over the years. They should hide away in shame, but they are too ignorant.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: a6bump, 2/11/2013 3:14:32 PM     (No. 9170576)

DOD still has enough money to give benefits to sodomite couples and implement women in combat arms.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 2/11/2013 6:39:05 PM     (No. 9170958)

The faster we allow democrats to finish destroying our government and economy, the faster we can start to rebuild.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 2/11/2013 6:55:34 PM     (No. 9170980)

Just don´t see the downside. We have to start the cuts somewhere. Even with defense - we have been throwing American lives away in the name of ´nation building´.

I do expect that Barry, like BJ before him, will use the cuts to close the Washington Monument (GW was a slave owner after all).

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