As the handouts skyrocket, the one thing we used to do well suffers.
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Absolutely dangerous. You know, I’ve obviously not been a strong supporter of Barack Obama, but this really is over the top. It does enormous long-term damage to our military. They act as though it’s like highway spending and you can turn it on and off.
The fact of the matter is, he’s having a huge impact on the ability of future presidents to deal with future crises that are bound to arise. I’ve told you, Sean, about the story about right after Desert Storm, when I was secretary of defense, after we won, the first thing I did was call former president Reagan out in California and thanked him for everything he’d done back in the ’80s to build that magnificent force we had for Desert Storm.
I can guarantee there’s never going to be a call from a future secretary of defense to Barack Obama to thank him for what he’s done to the military. Just devastating.