Gates tells Obama deep cuts would put troops in danger. Obama doesn't care

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday in an interview on Fox News that President Barack Obama “double-crossed” him.

    Obama pledged to Gates there would be no major changes to the Pentagon budget, Gates explained. That promise, however, was quickly broken. Obama instructed Gates to slash billions of dollars even though Gates had already cut the defense budget down by a significant amount, The Hill reports.

    “I guess I’d have to say I felt double-crossed,” Gates said. “After all those years in Washington, I was naïve.”

    Gates tried to persuade Obama that deep cuts to the Pentagon would endanger U.S. troops and was inadvisable because potential threats were increasing, not decreasing. The world was becoming more unsafe, not safer.

    “I think he acknowledged that what I was pitching at a minimum was, ‘The world doesn’t seem to be getting better. Before you head down a path of deep cuts in defense, why don’t you take it kind of slow,'” Gates said. “You know it was one of those things where I lost the argument.”



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    KIng Obama doesn't care! He only cares about his agenda, and who knows exactly what that agenda entails?!
     
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    IMHO, that agenda is turning the USA into a banana republic ASAP!!!! Mad
     
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    You got that right ... when he starts planting banana tree farms through the country, and importing monkeys to swing from those trees he will have accomplished the fete that will forever be his lasting legacy. At least we'll have the workers, also imported, who know how to run banana plantations. :)
     
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    Perhaps if the obstructionist, do nothing GOP led Congress wasn't cutting everything else, the military budget wouldn't have to get cut to make up the difference in some of the other programs?

    Also, if the cuts were such an issue for Gates, he should have resigned immediately instead of waiting until a book tour to complain. Looks kinda spurious as he appeared before to be in full support of making all sorts of cuts to the military budget.O O

     

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