Skip to comments.Obama Backs Gates in Budget Debate
Posted on 05/31/2010 2:47:38 AM PDT by Cindy
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Obama Backs Gates in Budget Debate
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2010 President Barack Obama today promised to veto any legislation that includes funding for an alternate engine for the F-35 joint strike fighter or more C-17 cargo jets, expressing his strong support for Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates budget-reform effort.
As the Congress continues its work on funding bills for the Department of Defense, I want to reiterate my strong support for the reforms Secretary Gates is advancing at the Pentagon, Obama said in a written statement the White House released today. He has kept me fully apprised of his efforts to reform how our military operates and bring needed efficiencies to the Department of Defense.
Obama said he stands squarely behind Gates' position on the second F-35 engine and the C-17 program.
As the statement of administration policy made clear, the president said in his statement, our military does not want or need these programs being pushed by the Congress, and should Congress ignore this fact, I will veto any such legislation so that it can be returned to me without those provisions.
No surprise to find that he backs Gates. He is the one that told Gates what to do in the first place.
Gates has sold his soul to the Obama Company.
Gates has revealed himself to be what he has always been, an opportunistic careerist.
Billions for Welfare but not one penny for Defense
is our new battle cry.
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