Sunday, January 23, 2011

Colin Powell: "Defunding NPR Won't Solve Deficit Problem, Congress Should Look At Cutting Defense" (with video)

Amanda Terkel (HuffPo) with video (01:50):
"As we draw down from Iraq and as over the next several years as we draw down from Afghanistan, I see no reason why the military shouldn't be looked at," he said. "When the Cold War ended 20 years ago, when I was chairman and Mr. Cheney was secretary of Defense, we cut the defense budget by 25 percent. And we reduced the force by 500,000 active duty soldiers, so it can be done. Now, how fast you can do it and what you have to cut out remains to be seen, but I don't think the defense budget can be made, you know, sacrosanct and it can't be touched." MORE...

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