History repeats itself. Those that refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Others seem to use the failures of history on purpose to advance their hidden agendas. The Democrats are stuck in a rut and seem incapable of any new solutions to the crisis of ineptitude they live in and lie about every day. So they seemingly set the stage for war to repair our damaged economy. At the very least, they use conflict as a smoke screen to divert attention away from their other schemes. They have been called the party of death for no small reason. Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt had the same problem in the late 1930s and the same solutions. Some say he goaded the Japanese while enabling them to build an armada of ships using scrap iron the U.S. sold to Japan. Prior to 1940, 74.1% of Japan's scrap iron came from the United States. And it took a lot of scrap iron for Japan to build a fleet of ships to attack us with.
Barack Hussein Obama has taken the Democrats long history of failed economic fixes and their proclivity for war and has turned them into a strategy to weaken our country and destroy our military strength. Just as he weakened our military in past years when he changed the Rules of Engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan and recently fired over 200 senior officers. Obama's Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has proposed slashing our standing Army to levels not seen since before World War II. Our powerful Navy no longer has any battleships but the analogy is the same. FDR ordered all of the battleships in our Pacific Fleet to be moored in Pearl Harbor. And they were tied up in a neat row that presented an easy, inviting target for the Japanese. They called it Battleship Row.
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Fox News reported:Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s proposed drastic cuts to the U.S. Army are “absolutely dangerous" and would cause long-term damage to the military.
Cheney told Fox News’ Sean Hannity the proposed cuts, which would shrink the Army to its smallest size since just before the U.S. entered World War II, would have a devastating impact on the ability of future presidents to deal with future crises.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called Monday for shrinking the U.S. Army to its smallest size in decades, along with other cuts, drawing criticism that the drastic changes will hurt U.S. security.Hagel announced his Pentagon budget priorities Monday afternoon. The Army had already been preparing to shrink to 490,000 active-duty members from a wartime peak of 570,000. Hagel is proposing to cut it further to between 440,000 and 450,000.
There is something significant in comparing the numbers. It was pointed out yesterday that the new downsized Army will have a force equal to that of before the start of World War II. According to the 1940 U.S. Census the resident population of the United States was determined to be 132,164,569. The 2010 Census, is the most recent ... The population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538. That's more than twice the number of Americans in 1940. So if in 1940 we had a standing combined Armed Forces of 540,000 out of a population of 132 million citizens, that means the 540,000 combined number of our 2014 Armed Forces will be less than half the ratio of Americans that existed before World War II.
Why do I get the feeling we are being set up for something very bad. Maybe Obama can't line up the battleships all in a row but he sure is making us a target in a lot of other ways.
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