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Ed Dionne: Neoconservatives aren't really conservative

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Re: Ed Dionne: Neoconservatives aren't really conservative
by Catgic / September 18, 2004 2:55 AM PDT

Neocons, schmeocons. How did the conservatives, neo or oldo, get sole blame for the decimation of U.S. Armed Forces? Hello?D.K.?As the Dems say, it was bipartisan STUPID.

Over recent decades, Presidents and Congresses of both stripes teamed together to cut back on our Nation?s standing U.S. Armed Forces, in a still continuing series of RIFs in military head count cuts, and wave after wave of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) military base closure actions.

Our REGULAR standing Armed Forces were brought to the point of near decimation, cut to bare bones. This began under Bush I and his Congress continuing on through Clinton and his Congresses. So when 9/11 happened, it was a Defense Policy ?Gotcha.?

We Americans were caught with our ?CAMOs? down, which is why our U.S. Guard and Reserve military forces have been pressed into such heavy and unfair extended service.

How did Bush II, with only 233 days on the job, get blamed for 2922 days of Clinton?s Failed Defense Policies? Review the record of want happened on U. S. Commander-in-Chief Clinton?s watch.

1993 World Trade Centre bombing;
1995 Bombing of U.S. Military in Saudi Arabia;
1996 Khobar towers bombing of U.S. G.I.?s;
1998 US Embassy bombing in Africa;
2000 USS Cole bombing

Obviously, this record shows that Bubba Bill was AWOL from his USCINC duties.

There wasn?t just ?poor planning, unrealistic assumptions? that E. J. Dionne called out. For USCINC Clinton?s Defense policies during 1993 ? 2001 there was NO planning, NO assumptions.

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Re: Ed Dionne: Neoconservatives aren't really conservative
by C1ay / September 18, 2004 2:57 AM PDT

Yet another liberal that admits our military force is too small while failing to admit the fact that is was the Democrats in the Clinton years that shrank it to what it is today. An exploration of Kerry's voting record also shows the part he had in this. He voted against the military on every single vote that came to the floor. That said, how can any of the Democrats even remotely expect us to believe that Kerry will now change his tune on the military? I for one believe in Kerry's actions more than his words. Can anyone tell why I should believe otherwise?

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