Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Obama's 'civilian national security force' -- huh?

I'm seriously confused. What's he talking about? I'm assuming he means we need a whole separate department? Would that be under the department of defense? Why haven't we heard more about this? I mean, is this a law-enforcement group or a military group?

I'm not sure I even care what he really meant, something left as vague as this freaks me out.

Just as powerful, just as well-funded?Do you realize what kind of budget that would be? Here's a few quotes from the press release summarizing the Defense Department's budget.
President Bush’s Fiscal Year 2009 budget provides $515.4 billion in discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense, a $35.9 billion or 7.5 percent increase over the enacted level for Fiscal Year 2008.
So will President Obama get over $1 trillion in discretionary budget authority for the defense department plus this "civilian national security force?"

One more question for you Mr. Obama: Who will this fanciful "force" be fighting in particular and what weapons will they require?


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Blogger Poindexter Prometheus Parkenfarker said...

How are you supposed to know what Obama meant, when he doesn't know what he meant?

9:37 PM, November 03, 2008  

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