Thursday, January 24, 2008

Darth Did It

Mayor Giuliani, it was Dick Cheney who cut our armed forces by 20%, not Bill Clinton - AMERICAblog: A great nation deserves the truth

"Rudy Giuliani just said, again, that it was Bill Clinton who cut the military in the 1990s. Wrong, it was Dick Cheney, and the proof is on the Department of Defense's own Web site, in Dick Cheney's official bio:

In subsequent years under Cheney the budgets proposed and the final outcomes followed patterns similar to the FY 1990 budget experience. Early in 1991 the secretary unveiled a plan to reduce military strength by the mid-1990s to 1.6 million, compared to 2.2 million when he entered office..."

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