LsFarm wrote:Devil5052, maybe getting your point across was tough because of your previous posts about your political stance??? I would have to say that you seem to like a powerful military, yet support a party that has repeatedly cut back on the military, and because of that we have the situation described above: 15 month deployments etc...
Can't have it both ways, if you have a party that cuts back on the military, but you believe in a strong military,, you can't vote for that party, or else be a hipocrite...
A party is made up of individuals, & nowhere in the Democratic party plank is it written that we should have a weak defense. Lots of Democrats, myself included , believe in a very strong military but we may differ in what we consider strength at any point in time. I would remind you that arguably the strongest we have ever been was under a Democratic President (FDR) when we were the "Arsenal Of Democracy" during WWII.
On the other hand, I dont think any rational person would argue that GW Bush (& his Republican admin) hasn't weakened our military & National Guard to the point that it will take years & billions of dollars to rebuuild it. As far as the need for 15 month deployments are concerned, I think that Donald Rumsfeld, (twice Sec of Defense under Repub Admins) is at least as much to blame for downsizing our military as any former Democratic admin.
In regards to the B-2 bomber, I just don't see where spending Billions per copy for a bomber, designed almost 30 years ago to penetrate Soviet air space is a good platform to attack suicidal men hiding in the caves of Afghanistan with AK47s & RPG's.