Dingy Harry: Hey, Those Sequester Cuts Probably Have Something to Do With the Seven Dead Marines Today

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 at 3:12 pm
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What a loathsome, horrible human being.

HARRY REID: As I indicated, it was quite a big explosion. We’ll follow this news very closely. I will do whatever I can going forward to support the United States military and the families of the fallen Marines.

Mr. President, it’s very important we continue training our military, so important. But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance. That’s the way sequester was written. Now, the bill that’s on the floor, we hope to pass today helps that a little bit. At least in the next six months, it allows the military some degree of ability to move things around a little bit. Flexibility, we call it, and that’s good. But we have to be very vigilant. This sequester should go away. We have cut already huge amounts of money in deficit reduction. It’s just not appropriate, Mr. President, that our military can’t train and do the maintenance necessary.

That didn’t go over well.

JIM MIKLASZEWSKI: Luke, you opened that segment with a sound bite from Senate Majority Leader Democrat Harry Reid expressing his condolences. But also during that statement, there was an implication there that under sequestration, when budgets are cut, that we may see more of these that it may put the Marines and others and soldiers at risk because of the budget cuts. Now I can tell you, Marine Corps officials this afternoon are taking a strong exception to what Harry Reid implied, saying that this this exercise, for example, was planned well in advance, had nothing to do with the budget cuts. There were no corners cut. And if they couldn’t afford to have all the safety precautions into place, they wouldn’t do the exercise. And in fact, one Marine Corps told us just, one Marine Corps official told us a short time ago he considers this nothing but pure political posturing on the backs of these dead marines.

 

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4 Responses to “Dingy Harry: Hey, Those Sequester Cuts Probably Have Something to Do With the Seven Dead Marines Today”

  1. Blue Hen on 19/19/13 at 3:24 pm

    “Let’s face it; the war is lost”

    That’s the way sequester was written

    This is the same vermin using the corpses of US service personnel for gain.

    Meanwhile, obama is threatening the Easter Bunny.

  2. MT Geoff on 19/19/13 at 5:24 pm

    I’ll get in on Reid-bashing whenever he deserves it. I dunno about this one. He is not claiming that current budget cuts are directly related to the incident in Nevada here.
    It is true that reduced training can increase risks to servicemembers. Decreased readiness can cause losses in combat or in accidents.
    It is NOT true that “we have cut huge amounts of money in deficit reduction.” We haven’t even knocked off 10% of this year’s deficit in spending cuts or even in reduced spending growth.
    If Senator Reid wants to protect servicemembers by keeping up the maintenance and the training budgets, though, he needs to identify where the other cuts will be. And they’ll have to be in entitlements; there’s a lot of stupid in the federal budget but it makes a small part of the whole thing.

  3. Blue Hen on 20/20/13 at 9:17 am

    MT Geoff on 19/19/13 at 5:24 pm
    I’ll get in on Reid-bashing whenever he deserves it. I dunno about this one. He is not claiming that current budget cuts are directly related to the incident in Nevada here.

    What’s the weather like on your planet? he mentioned deaths during a training accident and politically motivated lies about the sequester in the same damn speech. Lies which covered his direct involvement in the sequester.

    Have you ever met Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro VT? You two have much in common.

  4. lyle on 20/20/13 at 12:21 pm

    As if my opinion of this piece of shit could go any lower.

    Oh, and MT Geoff? Your above-it-all schtick is getting annoying. Reid has more than proven himself to be a loathesome party hack. Your feeble attempts to parse this asshole’s words into something resembling a reasonable point is pathetic.