Meet the New Boss

Why does this sound familiar?

Invest in a 21st Century Military

"Rebuild the Military for 21st Century Tasks: As we rebuild our armed forces, we must not simply recreate the military of the Cold War era. Obama believes that we must build up our special operations forces, civil affairs, information operations, and other units and capabilities that remain in chronic short supply; invest in foreign language training, cultural awareness, and human intelligence and other needed counterinsurgency and stabilization skill sets; and create a more robust capacity to train, equip, and advise foreign security forces, so that local allies are better prepared to confront mutual threats.

Expand to Meet Military Needs on the Ground: Barack Obama supports plans to increase the size of the Army by 65,000 soldiers and the Marines by 27,000 troops. Increasing our end strength will help units retrain and re-equip properly between deployments and decrease the strain on military families.

Review Weapons Programs: We must rebalance our capabilities to ensure that our forces have the agility and lethality to succeed in both conventional wars and in stabilization and counter-insurgency operations. Obama has committed to a review of each major defense program in light of current needs, gaps in the field, and likely future threat scenarios in the post-9/11 world.

Preserve Global Reach in the Air: We must preserve our unparalleled airpower capabilities to deter and defeat any conventional competitors, swiftly respond to crises across the globe, and support our ground forces. We need greater investment in advanced technology ranging from the revolutionary, like Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and electronic warfare capabilities, to essential systems like the C-17 cargo and KC-X air refueling aircraft, which provide the backbone of our ability to extend global power.

Maintain Power Projection at Sea: We must recapitalize our naval forces, replacing aging ships and modernizing existing platforms, while adapting them to the 21st century. Obama will add to the Maritime Pre-Positioning Force Squadrons to support operations ashore and invest in smaller, more capable ships, providing the agility to operate close to shore and the reach to rapidly deploy Marines to global crises.

National Missile Defense: An Obama administration will support missile defense, but ensure that it is developed in a way that is pragmatic and cost-effective; and, most importantly, does not divert resources from other national security priorities until we are positive the technology will protect the American public.

Ensure Freedom of Space: An Obama administration will restore American leadership on space issues, seeking a worldwide ban on weapons that interfere with military and commercial satellites. He will thoroughly assess possible threats to U.S. space assets and the best options, military and diplomatic, for countering them, establishing contingency plans to ensure that U.S. forces can maintain or duplicate access to information from space assets and accelerating programs to harden U.S. satellites against attack.

Protect the U.S in Cyberspace: An Obama administration will work in cooperation with our allies and the private sector to identify and protect against emerging cyber-threats."

Oh yes, now I remember.

And from this magnum opus of righteousness, strawman 'truth" mole Corsi is used to smear Steven Jones and anyone who has reason to believe "the government is hiding the truth behind the attacks of September 11th":

"And in perhaps the gravest sign that his views can’t be trusted, he alleges a government cover-up
of the 9/11 attacks and denies that airplanes were to blame for the towers’ collapse."

"Corsi is an advocate for fringe, conspiratorial arguments: that President Bush is trying to create a North
American Union merging the United States, Mexico and Canada (which he blames for the Minnesota bridge
collapse); that, despite scientific evidence, there is an unending supply of oil; and, perhaps most disturbingly,
that the government is hiding the truth behind the attacks on September 11th, arguing that airplanes were not
truly to blame for the collapse of the twin towers."

No less authority than McCain's "adviser" PNAC godfather Robert Kagan is invoked to give Obama "defense" cred:

LIE: “He has pledged to reduce the size of the military and stop spending money on expensive new
military systems, so we can redirect the savings to social welfare spending.”


McCain Advisor Kagan: “Actually, Obama Wants To Increase Defense Spending.” Robert Kagan has
been advising John McCain’s presidential campaign on an informal and unpaid basis. He wrote of Obama’s
foreign policy speech, Okay, you say, but at least Obama is proposing all this Peace Corps-like activity as a
substitute for military power. Surely he intends to cut or at least cap a defense budget soaring over $500 billion
a year. Surely he understands there is no military answer to terrorism. Actually, Obama wants to increase
defense spending. He wants to add 65,000 troops to the Army and recruit 27,000 more Marines. Why? To fight
terrorism. He wants the American military to ‘stay on the offense, from Djibouti to Kandahar,’ and he believes
that ‘the ability to put boots on the ground will be critical in eliminating the shadowy terrorist networks we now
face.’ He wants to ensure that we continue to have ‘the strongest, best-equipped military in the world.’ Obama
never once says that military force should be used only as a last resort. Rather, he insists that ‘no president
should ever hesitate to use force -- unilaterally if necessary,’ not only ‘to protect ourselves…when we are
attacked,’ but also to protect ‘our vital interests’ when they are ‘imminently threatened.’” [Washington Post,

Blue Team vs. Red Team? Sounds like a war game to me.