Both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have to attack the president’s attack on the American military. The active duty military cannot do so, but the cuts President Obama proposes will turn his choice to “lead from behind” into permanent U.S. policy.
How can we propose massive cuts in the number of uniformed military when we are paying for NPR? How can he cut the Marine Corps by 10% when he won’t cut the Department of Energy or the Department of Education?
Answer: This is Obama’s strategy for the world, rooted in a deep, profound suspicion of American exceptionalism and American military power. The president’s policies of appeasement of our nation-state enemies and hollowing out of the American military must be the central issue of the fall. The president’s failed economic policies are already well-known by voters, but his plans to shrink the U.S. military to these dangerous levels isn’t well known but must be made so.