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Is Defense a Priority?

Posted By Rory Cooper On May 21, 2009 @ 5:54 pm In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled

Earlier today, in his delivered remarks on national security, the President forgot the name of Defense Secretary Robert Gates. He goes by Bob [1]. The President called him William. He has been the Defense Secretary since 2006 [2]. If you watch the video, the President clearly realizes something is wrong with his speech. So this is the question: Because of the low priority [3] the President has given the Pentagon in next year’s budget [4], should this make you wonder about their relationship? Or is the President so inextricably tied to speeches and teleprompters to the point that he cannot improvise? You be the judge.

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[1] He goes by Bob: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D98AN4A82&show_article=1

[2] since 2006: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gates

[3] the low priority: http://www.heritage.org/Research/NationalSecurity/wm2411.cfm

[4] next year’s budget: http://www.heritage.org/Research/NationalSecurity/wm2373.cfm

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