Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Budget Cuts and Hezbollah

Regarding the proposed cuts to DOD programs, this piece, published in the Baltimore Sun, brings you another view: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bal-op.gates29apr29,0,3327624.story

This second piece is a bit disturbing. It appeared in the Wall Street Journal and talks about links between Hezbollah (meaning Iran) and Egypt. If you recall, Hezbollah is dedicated to the eradication of Israel. It is listed on the State Department list of terrorist organizations, and it is a very dangerous organization. It presently does not target Americans … but if it begins to do so, it has been characterized as "Al Qaeda on steroids." If it sets its sights on Egypt - as outlined in this piece, then there is real trouble brewing. You can find the piece at: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124087394756961155.html


Shozbot said...

It is time the Secretary Gates be asked to leave. The production of a budget with no strategy or analysis is foolhardy and puts our forces and ultimately the American people in harms way. Our adversaries must be gleefully waiting for the next foolhardy move by a SECDEF who is intent on reducing costs with no forethought, analysis, or strategy.

Louis Kaplan said...

How does one ask people to make peace with a group that is at war with itself?

Gates is crunching numbers without a plan. He makes McNamarra (sp) look good. We never learn.

Why are the Army and Marines allowed to have so many tactical aircraft?