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    Re: Pentagon Canít Afford Syria Operation

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    Bull**** like giving people money for food and shelter, yeah. Instead of bombing people. Bull****, man.
    No, I mean bull**** like the porkulus package, cash for clunkers, Solyndra, union bailouts, car company bailouts, million dollar vacations. Get a grip...man!
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    Re: Pentagon Canít Afford Syria Operation

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    The US Navy alone has a reserve stockpile of more than 3,500 Tomahawk missiles. We're good for the foreseeable future. Secondly it is BS. No one said it would be a cheap enterprise in net dollar amounts, but to say we cannot afford it is ridiculous. This is an operation calculated in the millions of dollars most of which is expended munitions and fuel, the future cost of which depends on requisition choices.
    Your opinion on preconceived notions is understandable. However, stating them without facts can can make one seem to appear uninformed. Since this is apparently news for you, here's the story.

    The U.S. military, struggling after defense cuts of tens of billions of dollars, will be unable to pay for attacks on Syria from current operating funds and must seek additional money from Congress, according to congressional aides.
    The Pentagon leaders said unlike the 2011 military operations against Libya, there are not enough operating funds to conduct the attack on Syria.

    The administration during the first term cut $487 billion from defense spending and another $55 billion under congressional sequestration legislation. An additional $55 billion is slated to be cut next year.
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    What's BS is dems wanting to cut military spending and start a war in the ME. You can't have it both ways.
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    Re: Pentagon Canít Afford Syria Operation

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Your opinion on preconceived notions is understandable. However, stating them without facts can can make one seem to appear uninformed. Since this is apparently news for you, here's the story.





    Pentagon Can

    What's BS is dems wanting to cut military spending and start a war in the ME. You can't have it both ways.
    Again the Washington Free Beacon is not a plausible source for this. Even the statement "The Pentagon leaders said unlike the 2011 military operations against Libya, there are not enough operating funds to conduct the attack on Syria." cites no figures and is unsourced. The only figure I've seen publicly claim that the US financially cannot afford a punitive strike is Senator Inhofe and his comments are blatantly political in nature (Inhofe: US cannot afford military action in Syria - The Hill's DEFCON Hill).

    No report or senior official has said anything of the sort and it wouldn't make much sense.

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