It would be a shameful act of irresponsibility if Congress just stood to the side and let [the] sequester take place ... It would turn America from a first-rate power into a second-rate power.
You can't just willy-nilly send F-16s there and blow the hell out of a place without knowing what's taking place
Another thing that was very interesting in the testimony today was that some on the committee kept bringing up that, you know, Gen. Dempsey (chairman of the Joint Chiefs) said it would take 20 hours before they could get a fixed-wing fire aircraft over Libya ... Leon Panetta (then secretary of defense) was quoted as saying it would be 12-14 hours and you’re sitting there and thinking, ‘let’s see, it’s about an hour, hour-and-a-half flight across the Med from Italy where we’ve got a major Air Force base and just a few months after we’ve had military operations flying planes regularly over Libya.More quotes »
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