March 19, 2008

Obama's Defense Plan Part II

I previously posted this last month.

In Obama's speech, given not far from North Carolina's Fort Bragg military base, he tells military families & local officials that the "U.S. less safe because of the Iraq war"

It is a long anti-war speech and some paragraph's stuck out to me.

So when I am Commander-in-Chief, I will set a new goal on Day One: I will end this war. Not because politics compels it. Not because our troops cannot bear the burden– as heavy as it is. But because it is the right thing to do for our national security, and it will ultimately make us safer.
He didn't say immediate pull out as he has hinted in prior speeches. He goes on to give his "strategy" which appears no different than what we are doing now but for the exception of Iran. He thinks diplomatic talks will lead Iran in the right direction. Sure it will.

In the video above he gives his subtle plans for dis-arming the military. Now he wants to "enhance" it.

What I have talked about today is a new strategy, a new set of priorities for pursuing our interests in the 21st century. And as President, I will provide the tools required to implement this strategy.

That starts with enhancing the finest military in the history of the world. As Commander in Chief, I will begin by giving a military overstretched by Iraq the support it needs. It is time to reduce the strain on our troops by completing the effort to increase our ground forces by 65,000 soldiers and 27,000 Marines, while ensuring the quality of our troops. In an age marked by technology, it is the people of our military – our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen – who bear the responsibility for complex missions.

That is why we need to ensure adequate training and time home between deployments. That is why we need to expand our Special Forces. And that is why we must increase investments in capabilities like civil affairs and training foreign militaries.[...]

In addition, I will invest in our civilian capacity to operate alongside our troops in post-conflict zones and on humanitarian and stabilization missions. Instead of shuttering consulates in tough corners of the world, it’s time to grow our Foreign Service and to expand USAID.

Instead of giving up on the determination of young people to serve, it’s time to double the size of our Peace Corps. Instead of letting people learn about America from enemy propaganda, it’s time to recruit, train, and send out into the world an America’s Voice Corps.

So instead of joining the military does he mean new recruits to join the Peace Corp? Peace, love, and harmony the leftist way. Geesh

"Instead on people learning about America from enemy propaganda". I say some of the propaganda comes from within America from people within Obama's circle of friends.

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