11 April 2009
The Secretary of Defense promised to really shake things up with his proposed DoD budget, and like The Dude getting fucked six ways from Sundays for standing up for the right thing, the creeps in Congress are ready to do whatever they can to bring home the bacon for their districts. It doesn't help that components for the expensive F-22 program are made in 44 different states, which Gates only wants 4 more of.
The list of DC weenies with a sudden interest in national security issues include Chris Dodd (D-CT), John McHugh (R-NY), and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) who is "disappointed". That's an awful lot of support for a platform that has never been used in Iraq or Afghanistan. I suppose I could ask why aren't our leaders in DC advocating for weapons acquisitions that are necessary for national security, but that would put this blog in the naive category.