01 March 2009

Getting Defensive

Despite an increase in the 2009 budget recommendation, the Obama administration hopes to lower defense spending on a relative basis. I would find this less objectionable if it was accompanied by similar spending reductions. Predictably it is not.

Although the above-linked WSJ editorial alludes to the weakening of our defensive and offensive abilities during the Clinton administration, I'm not sure we will experience the same foolish complacency. This other WSJ editorial provides some of Obama's good decisions on the subject of Iraq.

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