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And senator Lindsey Graham says our commander in chief is not looking out for our troops now why -- -- -- that the White House just -- off a key deadline the Obama administration failing to report on how I would cut 109 billion dollars in defense and domestic spending it.
Senator Graham says our military NASA security are at risk.
We spoke with the senator a short time ago it.
Senator nice to you sir thank you for having -- how -- Angrier for Oscar wherever -- audience should the American people be that we are fighting about this sequestration it's I'm resolved.
And this has been lingering since the -- budget act of about thirteen months ago.
Every American who believes that our national security is the most important thing we should deal with in Washington first and foremost.
And every American who appreciates the service of those in uniform during the last decade.
Should be furious.
That we put the finest military -- risk at the time when needed the most.
I did not see any.
-- seriousness of purpose on behalf of many people.
In government on this.
If you go back to last last August the deal was -- that the super committee was supposed to make a decision by November if they couldn't sequestration kicked and there is nothing that could reach a decision of -- there's nothing to prevent them from doing some -- December.
January February this march April may June July.
August the president signed the transparency act when she was supposed to provide by the -- of September.
Information about sequestration.
He blew off that deadline I don't see cannot see any effort of anyone to take this seriously.
Well you know the commander in chief's first responsibilities.
Look out for those in uniform and fight the wars.
He's not looking out for them to let sequestration go Ford is a great.
Huge blow to the men and women in uniform -- intelligence services.
What do you think all this information we get about Iran in China and Russia and Taliban.
Comes from forty thing these drone programs come from the come from the Intel side.
The intelligence community give certainty sequestration make sure your peers understand where we're talking about.
The super committee's failure to find one point two trillion dollars in savings over a decade had a penalty calls -- sequester C sequestration.
It's a super committee failed we're gonna take half of this one point two nutrient.
The Defense Department -- the facility we've already cut 400 they have -- Defense Department.
-- a tree and Leon Panetta says we're shooting ourselves in the -- But let me tell it but even the sequestration.
The American people board game because -- -- seal was cut last August that it had to be done by November or not been -- -- When does this sequestration -- -- month after the election when everybody up on Capitol Hill thing and the president they got completely cover because the American people American -- being deemed it totally on that nothing's been done and not in my.
-- -- -- on -- -- and here's the problem if you're in the military F start playing for this the report women guy and I think this coming Friday.
Congress demanded that the administration what will be the effect on the military.
The intelligence community if we do sequestration if he takes 600 billion dollars out over the next decade don't toppled -- already done.
-- have the smallest navy since 195232.
Ships throughout the smallest army since 1940.
Who have the smallest air force in history.
-- won't devastate our defense industries who make these weapons that give us an advantage in it half the starts in January.
So I'm working with Senator McCain Carl Levin a Democrat -- Handful -- -- -- trying to put a proposal together to delay sequestration.
-- -- that -- him maybe I -- much too literal but when the president signed the transparency act -- in August he put his Iraqi city you know what.
This is when I'm gonna provide -- information September 6 I'm sign my name it goes by and it's just nothing it's meaningless to anybody and maybe I'm too literal -- now is expected -- but you know I think this coming Friday.
He's been but the point is that it's always came inside deputy elections -- coming after the deadlines always have been no one keeps his word.
How about this.
You got the house and senate back after five weeks or eight days the pray -- or eight days -- life.
Now -- made a very good case for the fact that -- sequestration is allowed to go forward it will show the whole defense.
Industry and our military in the chaos.
-- -- -- -- because because no one's doing this job that's simple reason John McCain myself Caylee Carl Levin and others are trying to put proposal together.
To delayed the effects -- sequestration in the new congress for three months of the new congress in January.
Doesn't have this hang up.
There had an infant that's just another man really -- that may -- -- -- you know doing not in the meantime.
Our debt grows in the meantime we're paying more interest on our debt we get deeper into trouble the more -- sort of pushes up if if people just didn't -- -- if it lasts -- last November when it didn't work out.
If anyone and head the head the IDC.
To say okay it didn't work -- let's -- December there was no impediment -- to sustain and working none.
Well let me say DC -- out of the house DC any proposal coming from the house which Democrats turned charger I mean Republicans are in -- of trying to avoid sequestration.
DC thing in a democratic controlled senate.
To avoid sequestration DC the commander in chief.
Instead of preaching that the congress we've got to fix this before it starts.
He is sitting on the sidelines.
And allowing it to begin.
The lame duck is the hope that -- somehow fix this before January next year that's what replied that's the amount ask us to replace Taliban here a long time.
And I made -- -- -- share of mistakes but from the get go when they put this idea on the table that if the super committee failed -- takes 600 billion dollars out of Defense Department -- What are you thinking.
Look at Iran look at the world as it is is -- the time to disarm.
Is now the time to take the capabilities off the table that we worked on for years.
Deported the party of Ronald Reagan go.
Mention other quick question -- had to go you have endorsed UN Senator McCain endorsed a congressman from the state of California in a primary he cinema was a Democrat that's that's a second I heard him right -- who they -- crazy -- -- do it his name is Howard Berman we disagree on most things but he believes Iran is trying to develop a nuclear weapon if they do we'll throw the world into chaos.
He stood by his role as a staunch.
Democrat he's been good on the war on terror.
And I think of the of all the issues you name debt.
How to control tax code mountains of debt out of control spending the biggest threat to our way of life.
Quite frankly is the rise of radical Islam in Iran getting a nuclear weapon.
And that's gonna happen sooner rather than later and water -- -- signals are we sending our enemies.
When we take our Defense Department and put -- on the chopping block put -- -- -- news world.
About America's resolve to protect her freedom and everyone else let's say years -- -- -- Democrat -- -- -- Because I think -- will be good for national security and god knows.
We're not talking about national security enough it worked for this program.
I don't think most people even know sequestration exist.
-- an -- aren't gonna see you thank you.
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