Perhaps it might be going a little far to call one of the members of the Obama Regime sane but at least one of them seems to get it.
From Fox News:
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Marines and sailors on Friday that Congress would be irresponsible if it doesn't act to prevent drastic military budget cuts.
In a visit to this amphibious assault ship off the Southern California coast, he also said Afghanistan is making progress against the Taliban but Iran remains a potential threat to the U.S.
A budget agreement reached last August calls for defense cuts of $487 billion over a decade, a reflection of the drawdown of two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the pressure to reduce the nation's deficit.
The failure of Congress' so-called "supercommittee" to come up with at least $1.2 trillion in savings means automatic cuts of more than $1 trillion next January to defense and domestic programs.
Congress "did a stupid thing" in risking the $50 billion in reductions that would kick in next January, Panetta told hundreds of Marines and sailors.
"What they essentially did is put a gun to their heads and the heads of the country," he said.
We should be grateful that at least someone gets it.
The fiasco that Congress and Obama gave us cannot be sugar coated. It will destroy the American military as a superpower. If those cuts are allowed to go forward, our military will soon be on the way to parity with Britain’s military which now is hard pressed to guard the Thames River.
Of course, gutting the American military is what Obama wants. What is stunning is the Republicans would go along with that. Where is the party of “Peace through strength?”
Why are the Republicans so willing to be complicit in the destruction of America’s military? Are they so consumed with their desire to be reelected that they are willing to abandon their duty to defend America?
This is one issue we need to make a major campaign issue. Russia and China are ramping up their defense spending and if we ever lose our military superiority, we will never be able to get it back.
He may get it with the looming budget cuts, but he is way off when it comes to who is responsible for declaring war. Panetta still thinks that it is up to international bodies and not Congress. That is why BO picked him for Secretary of Defense.
I think Obama would like to kill us all.
I think that there was a legitimate reason why they voted the bill down. It contained too many "riders" not applicable to defense and other provisions that it would NEVER make it past the senate and obama. As is typical of obama and the dems, there's always that "setup" where the repub's will look bad and get the blame even if they did pass it. The bill was so lousy ( obamacare bill, anyone?) the congress spiked it. Just having this discussion and giving credence to Panetta on this site proves the deviousness that we have to deal with every day.
Liberals get away with foolishness simply because it is easier to let them have what they want rather than fight them. I think it is kind of like a spoiled child vs irresponsible parent, or perhaps a bullying concept. However, liberals do not want to completely destroy the government which has the teets that feed them. It is the Obama administration in hand with communists who are working toward that. A vast irresponsible US government that they know will eventually implode on itself is the means to an end for communists and those of the Obama type.
I don't trust anyone in government anymore. The Left is insane, and the Right just sits by and allow them to be. Both are useless.
IF THIS KEEPS UP, we will not hv to worry abt speaking SPANISH ANYMORE. but we will be more worried that if our DEFENSE POSTURE IS DESTROYED in the WORLD THEATRE. we may be SPEAKING CHINESE and RUSSIAN as a second tonque. this is the MOST DESTRUCTIVE ADMINISTRATION "EVER". NOBAMA/NO MITT. NEWT 2012.
Obama's Jimmy Carter II defense policies invite aggression from Russia, China, Iran, and all Muslim countries with terror attacks...weakness always invites aggression..we need a Winston Churchill to expose the Chameleon-in Chief and his marxist advisors. we had one in Andrew Breitbart before he was assassinated by our CIA...Leon (Trotsky)Panetta makes me miss Neville Chamberlain.."'peace in our time"...he has very close connections to the CPUSA thru his "dear friend" Hugh DeLacy...exposed by Abt as a member of rhe CPUSA..our nation is being controlled by the Harvard Marxist Law School of Obama, Kagan, Hilary Clinton, et al and ad nauseum...don't expect the East Coast Republican establishment to resist..they are a large part of the conspiracy to enslave the population with socialism, marxism, and communism. If Romney is our candidate, expect four more years of Obama...our only hope for change is a Republican controlled Senate..then he can be impeached. (and convicted and removed from office for his high crimes). Please read "Ameritopia" by Mark Levin to learn what has happened to our country since Wilson, FDR, LBJ, Clinton and Obama.
"if there be war, let it be in my time, so my grandchildren may live in peace." Thomas Jefferson. Amen!
My understanding is that Romney's father 90 (George) was an Alinsky groupee.
That would not surprise me..he was far left..as is his son..nothing against Mormons, but their entire religion is based on communism..with a small c...tithing, sharing equally, etc..from each according..etc..to each etc..
I don't think Romney would be an advocate of self reliance, capitalism, free enterprise, etc..but more for group and government solutions to our societal ills...sort of like The Great Society and War on Poverty of LBJ..which destroyed the black familty in America and has caused virtually all of our domestic strife and 16 trillion dollar debt...and what did all that accomplish?? 46 million food stamp recipients, 45% un-employed black teens, 70% of births to unwed mothers, no fathers in the home..dependency on the Federal Government for everything..and voting Democrat 95%..it worked, Lyndon,
We do not need someone new to "manage" America's decline we need a revoltionary like Palin and/or Perry to attack the Feds with a nengance..and destroy about half our Federal Useless Government..I do like Ryan and his programs...but they will never see the light of day in the Senate..until 2013 hopefully.
WE NEED SOMEONE WITH THE GUTS TO "ENFORCE THE RULE OF LAW" ! THEY DO NOT HAVE TO "MAKE ANY NEW LAW....JUST ENFORCE WHAT THIS BUNCH IS VIOLATING" !
SHERIFF APAIO (FOR INSTANCE) IS ONLY A SHERIFF WITH THE GUTS TO ENFORCE THE LAW THAT IS ON THE BOOKS !
THIS IS NOT "ROCKET SCIENCE" ...ITJUST REQUIRES THE "CONVICTON" THAT THERE IS "RIGHT AND WRONG" AND WHEN SOMEONE IS WRONG, THEY NEED TO BE ARRESTED, CHARGED AND TRIED IN COURT !