To the editor:
"Reckless Lunacy!" is what Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) calls President Obama's plan to slash the number of our nuclear weapons.
The President wants to disarm America! Read on, and you will see for yourself:
When he signed the START III treaty with Vladimer Putin, the president agreed to cut our arsenal of nuclear weapons in half -from 3000 down to 1500, and now he wants to take it down to 300!
Mr. Obama has called for nearly $500 billion in new cuts in defense in his 2013 budget proposal. Here is how he wants to accomplish that:
Mr. Obama has canceled development of a new state-of-the-art F-22 Raptor fighter jet, and slowed purchase of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The defense department plans on eliminating 280 aircraft and 9,900 Airmen.
The President has called on the Navy to cancel long held plans for a 300 ship fleet, retire 9 current ships early, and to cut or delay the purchase of 16 others.
Mr. Obama plans to cut 72,000 soldiers from our army.
The marines? The President is ordering the elimination of 6 battalions, 4 tactical air squadrons, and up to 50,000 marines.
One of Mr. Obama's first acts in office was to cancel plans to place a missile defense shield in eastern Europe, and his recent comments to Russian President Medvedev make it clear he intends to eliminate it altogether if re-elected in November, when he will have "more flexibility."
Meantime, he is calling for a new round of base closures, and new fees on health care for military retirees!
Russia is adding to its military capabilities. They are building up their Air Force. They are negotiating with Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez to establish naval bases in our own hemisphere for the first time since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis! Who in our country is saying anything about it?
Incredibly, Russia has been able to have one of their missile-carrying nuclear subs patrol our back yard in the Gulf of Mexico for months - undetected!
The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Islamic extremists in Libya (where our Ambassador and his aids were murdered by terrorists) are gaining power and influence. Obama's budget slashes our defense by hundreds of billions, at the same time it increases the U.S. tax dollars going to these terrorists!
What does that sound like to you?
History and common sense shout at us to wake up! Bullies are never appeased. China and Russia are flexing their military muscles.
Islam is determined to eliminate Israel (The "Little Satan") and America (The "Great
Satan") as their holy book tells them to conquer the world. Iran, with its nuclear capability getting ever closer, has openly stated these goals.
Our first line of defense is to get The Appeaser out of the White House.
You have until October 9 to register to vote. Every vote will count in the battle to save our country and our freedom.
"Evil triumphs when good men do nothing."