1. Very few politicians have spoken up in support of it.
2. Many of the people speaking out against it are portraying it inaccurately as a “soft-on-defense” spending cut.
3. This meme has found a fairly strong foothold in the media, which has
4. Given me quite a bit of work to do this week.
The power of the military brass on Capitol Hill puts AIPAC to shame.
So–to use a military metaphor–maybe it’s time to call in some reinforcements.
That would be Brent Scowcroft, George HW Bush’s National Security Advisor, and Gates’ mentor. Scowcroft famously broke with the neocons over Iraq. In comparison, this is child’s play. I find it hard to believe he doesn’t agree with his protege on this one as well. Time to speak up.
Maybe this guy could be of some assistance, too. The brass hates him, too: time for some payback.