Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Powell For Defense Budget Cuts

I think it's interesting how we can get top-level military leaders under Republican presidents (Gates and now Powell) to push for cuts in the defense budget. I don't have an especially good handle on how they manage to get the right answer here while politicians of both parties are generally getting this wrong. Maybe it's that their fates don't depend on support from the military/industrial complex, and they have a keen sense of where the wasteful defense spending is?

2 comments:

bigbadwolf said...

mabe it's that colin powell never stops looking out for the reputation of colin powell? he's right in this instance, but he aint no profile in courage

Nicholas Beaudrot said...

I think it's the combination of never having to run for office, and not coming out of the fever swamp that produced the real tea party elements of the House GOP