President Obama is an “extreme liberal” whose proposed defense cuts are aimed at “disarming America,” claims Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
In a radio interview today, Inhofe also accused Obama of using his economic policies for “social engineering.”
“He is an extreme liberal,” said Inhofe. “And let’s face it. And this is going to sound maybe a little hysterical but someone who really is an extreme liberal doesn’t think we need a military anyway.”
“They think if all countries will stand in a circle and hold hands and unilaterally disarm the threats will go away. That’s what we’ve got for a president,” said Inhofe.
Inhofe was speaking on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s WABC Radio.
The senator slammed Obama’s recently outlined $525 billion military budget for next year that is $6 billion less than the current level. The proposal is the first step in the deficit-cutting plan that calls for a reduction in projected defense spending of $487 billion over 10 years.
Stated Inhofe: “Now we see he is cutting a half a trillion dollars out of our military over ten years and he has agreed to sequestration which is another half trillion. That’s a trillion dollars, Aaron, that comes out. He is disarming America”
Inhofe took issue with the White House’s new military strategy, which shifts the Pentagon’s focus to the Asia-Pacific region while reducing the U.S. presence in Europe and the Middle East.
“It doesn’t make any sense,” said Inhofe. “Why in the world is he shifting our influence from the Middle East to Asia?”
Inhofe is the ranking member of the Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works. He criticized Obama’s recent “stimulus” bill as well as other recent economic initiatives government, calling the handouts “social engineering.”
“I can’t tell you where it’s going but he had an $800 billion stimulus bill and only three percent of that went to roads and highways. Only three percent total went to any construction on military. So the rest of the remaining ninety-four percent of it I just throw into one big category – social engineering.”