Obama Defense Cuts Will 'Disarm America' (Sen. James Inhofe)

I cannot believe what I heard yesterday -- President Obama is disarming America. Never before has a president so ravaged the military at a time of war.

In Afghanistan, our brave troops continue to fight while their President guts our military. Our sons and daughters are risking their lives fighting an enemy whose sole purpose is the destruction of our country and our way of life, while their President disarms America. And all this to support his welfare state.

President Obama’s budget, the largest in the history of America, triples the public debt in 10 years, funding every welfare program imaginable, but cuts funding for our troops in the field during an ongoing war.

While the Afghanistan war is intensifying and the number of U.S. forces increases at the direction of President Obama, he undercuts those he sends into harm’s way. It is not just unbelievable…it is unconscionable.

Only Congress can stop him from these draconian defense cuts. His budget is expanding the welfare state, gutting the defense modernization, and jeopardizing our national security -- all while our troops are in Afghanistan fighting for us.

I don’t blame Secretary Gates, it’s not Secretary Gates, it’s the White House, it’s President Obama, and these men and women in Afghanistan deserve better.

The brunt of this decision will be felt by our men and women in uniform right here in Afghanistan. At a time when the Obama administration has put forth a budget to disarm America, Congress cannot, and must not simply go along. Congressman Tom Cole and I will work with the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to stop these cuts.