REAL #VAScandal: In 2012 & 2014 GOP Cut Vet Benefits As More Vets Die From Suicide Than Combat http://t.co/iBwlePepi9 pic.twitter.com/dPAQUe82AXIgnoring minor detail budget restraints were from sequester and bipartisan budget agreements:
— The Baxter Bean (@TheBaxterBean) May 22, 2014
@maritzasolito @2111015 "When Senate Democrats decided to move the bill to House floor, it caught....VFW off guard" http://t.co/cW6NdAdbFY
— Bossy Adagio (@adagioforstring) May 23, 2014
Hagel the RINO DoD Secretary:
"@ReaganiteGOPer: Hump-Day Humor... http://t.co/eQ8hVfkpGe pic.twitter.com/pOSjjXHm5T"Hagel kind of looks like Sgt Snorkel, too!!!slagged off the sequester on Charlies Rose 5/23/2014, ignoring fact that the sequester was Obama's idea:
— @Curt Golden (@curtandnan) February 26, 2014
3-Pinnochios-Obama his idea cut vaccines then blames sequester http://t.co/i9pP1EAXTz
— Sandy (@badov49) March 10, 2013
implying, instead, that it was a GOP idea:
Additionally, Hagel carries on the Obama tradition of fighting straw men:
Hagel says it's false to compare current US troop levels to WWII levels b/c we have technological force multipliers, ignoring the other minor detail that our enemies have also invested in technological force multipliers:
Presumably, Hagel got his advice from Motley Fool 1/25/2014 article "Should the U.S. Army Lay Off 100,000 Soldiers?", written by Rich Smith, who never served in the US military and spent his career as an international lawyer in Russia:
"only about 16% of soldiers in the military actually "fight" our wars. The rest of the 1.4 million servicemen and -women serve primarily in supporting roles -- transporting supplies, maintaining vehicles, evaluating intelligence"
Good luck fighting wars w/o logistics and/or intel. Smith goes on to say that all our wars will be fought by robots. Idiot.
It's basic arithmetic. If the US and its opponents have technological parity, but our opponents have numerical superiority, then our opponents win. Communist Chinese were able to overrun US positions in Korean War thru shear numbers vs technological superiority.