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Draft Dodging Ex-President Bill Clinton Bashes Military
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On November 4, 2012 @ 7:33 pm In The Point | 23 Comments
One of the things that united the regimes of Obama and Bill Clinton were the drastic cuts that both left-wing leaders inflicted on the US military and the open distaste that they had for the men and women of the armed forces.
For some bizarre reason, Bill Clinton chose to revisit that ugly part of his legacy on the campaign trail.
“One of the things the decider-in-chief has to do is decide whether he’s going to bring this country together across all its diversity or let it drift apart. Look at how much stronger the American military is because it is less racist, less sexist and less homophobic and we’re just looking for people who can do the job.”
Sure, the US military is weaker, benefits have been slashed for veterans and the Navy and Air Force will be in bad shape once Obama and his cronies are through with them. But the military now hosts gay pride events, so who really cares?
In less than a three-year period under Clinton, America’s military manpower decreased from 2.1 million to 1.6 million. Of the 305,000 employees removed from the federal payroll by Clinton, some 286,000 (or 90 percent) were military cuts. Over the entire course of the Clinton years, the Army was cut from 18 divisions to 12. The Navy was reduced from 546 ships to 380. Air Force flight squadrons were cut from 76 to 50. Moreover, the administration enacted a pay freeze on U.S. troops, 80 percent of whom earned $30,000 or less annually.
This was Clinton’s legacy. Bill’s war on the US military led to a steep preparation curve that cost lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. It allowed Al Qaeda to arm and prepare for the attacks of September 11.
Now, despite starting his own private war in Libya, Obama is doing the same thing all over again. And Bill’s ugly attack on the military is a reminder of how the left really sees American soldiers.
But maybe this helps explain Benghazigate. Leaving some white men to die in the field was just another way to make the military less racist and sexist.
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