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Date: Sun, 05 Oct 1997 13:37:45 -0700
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From: Paul Andrew Mitchell [address in tool bar]
Subject: SLS: Administration's scandals obscure the most serious
  blunders (fwd)

>    Administration's scandals
>    obscure the most serious blunders
>                 By Charlie Reese
>                 of The Sentinel Staff 
>                 Published in The Orlando Sentinel, September 30, 1997
>                 The sordid sex and money scandals that have
>                 buzzed continuously over the Clinton
>                 administration like flies over an August roadkill
>                 have obscured the most serious blunders of this
>                 most unqualified commander in chief. 
>                 He is wrecking the country's military capability. 
>                 He is failing to deal responsibly with the only two
>                 countries that pose a potential threat to the
>                 continued existence of the United States. 
>                 Already professional soldiers say privately that the
>                 United States right now does not have the
>                 capability of repeating the Gulf War, yet
>                 Washington purports we are prepared to fight two
>                 regional wars (though the desire to get involved in
>                 regional wars is itself evidence of failure of political
>                 leadership). 
>                 The purpose of the military is to provide for the
>                 common defense of the United States by being
>                 prepared to fight and win wars. Yet to the people
>                 in the Clinton administration, defense is seen as
>                 nothing more than an opportunity to make budget
>                 cuts in an area they despise and to cater to
>                 feminists, homosexuals and professional
>                 race-mongers at the expense of both readiness and
>                 morale. 
>                 Rather than matching means and missions, the
>                 Clinton administration has been reducing the means
>                 and increasing the missions. For the first time in
>                 history, American forces are deployed in 100
>                 countries on various United Nations housekeeping
>                 missions. This policy increases the wear and tear
>                 on both personnel and equipment, not to mention
>                 wasting money. 
>                 The services are losing pilots right and left, though
>                 ordinarily military pilots are among the most highly
>                 motivated in the officer corps. Nobody who
>                 knows anything about fighter pilots would believe
>                 that they would give up their high-performance
>                 military aircraft for the ``bus driver'' job of flying a
>                 commercial aircraft just to make more money.
>                 Morale is low. 
>                 Only two countries are potential military threats to
>                 the United States in the foreseeable future --
>                 Russia and China. The Chinese have, according to
>                 wire reports, been buying about $1 billion worth of
>                 Russian arms per year for the past five years. 
>                 More recently, a Pentagon analyst reported that
>                 the bulk of Chinese military writings, which China
>                 takes no trouble to hide, view the United States as
>                 a declining power that can be defeated with the
>                 proper strategy in the near future. 
>                 The Russians still have 10,000 or so nukes and
>                 certainly the brain power to modernize their forces.
>                 The idea -- easily picked up from snippets of
>                 newscasts -- that the former Soviet Union is some
>                 prostrate, harmless Third World country is false.
>                 It's political direction in the future remains
>                 unknown. 
>                 So certainly, a wise president would be focusing
>                 not only intelligence but diplomatic resources on
>                 China and Russia. Instead, Clinton seems to
>                 discount both, cavalierly expanding the North
>                 Atlantic Treaty Organization to the dismay of
>                 Russian liberals and turning China policy over to
>                 the merchants and Wall Streeters. 
>                 A wise president would also be attending to the
>                 military's ability to fight and win a strategic war. To
>                 do this, he would be seeking out the wisest, most
>                 experienced military advisers rather than the most
>                 politically correct. He would be most concerned
>                 about military readiness, not about placating
>                 feminist harpies or the homosexual lobby. 
>                 A president is a man like any other. He has the
>                 same 24-hour day. If he chooses to devote most
>                 of his time and energy to petty partisan affairs and
>                 ego-flattering public appearances, then he won't
>                 have time or energy for strategic matters. If he
>                 views his appointments as nothing more than
>                 patronage, then he will lose the advantage of wise
>                 counsel. Bad leaders produce bad consequences.
>                 That's one of those history lessons nobody seems
>                 predisposed to care about these days.
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>" I'am much afraid that schools will prove to be the great gates
>of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures,
>engraving them in the hearts of youth.
>  I advise no one to place his child where the scriptures do not reign
>paramount. Every institution in which men are not increasingly
>occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt."
>      Martin Luther [ 1483-1546]
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>"The First Amendment has erected a wall of separation between church and
>state, but that wall is a one directional wall; it keeps the government from 
>running the church, but it makes sure that Christian principles will always 
>stay in government."
>--Thomas Jefferson, 1 Jan 1802, address to the Danbury Baptists

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