The Daily Caller reports that Chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services Mac Thornberry told the media that Defense Secretary James Mattis is having trouble rebuilding the military because of Obama holdovers;
“I am concerned that … to fix these problems [it] is going to take a lot more money, and yet a lot of the folks who are coming up with the budget to fix them are the same people who have been fighting every step of the way against our efforts to fix these problems,”
Thornberry emphasized that Mattis can’t solve the problem by himself, and that the slow process of filling defense roles at the Pentagon is preventing the Trump administration from fulfilling its promise to rebuild the military. He also said the issue goes beyond budgets, and that the U.S. has a moral obligation to support the troops.
That’s no surprise, and it’s why Mattis was hired for the job. I expect Mattis to erect gallows in the Pentagon parking lot. Or guillotines.
It’s the way things work; the Left dismantles the defense structure so they can feel good about themselves hoping that the Right will rebuild it.
Thanks to Mick for the link.
Category: Big Pentagon