WaPo on Defense Cuts: 'Would Be an Unconscionable Act of Political Irresponsibility'
4:16 PM, Nov 7, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Even the Washington Post is beginning to worry about the defense cuts that might come out of the supercommittee. In a recent editorial, the Post writes:
The Post's editors conclude: "Congress set this bomb in place when it agreed in the summer that half of $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts would be assessed to defense if a debt reduction plan failed to pass this year. Now it has heard from senior commanders just how much damage its explosion would cause. It would be an unconscionable act of political irresponsibility to allow their predictions to come true."
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