Thursday, May 14, 2009

LoBiondo opposes military reform

Everyone knows by now that Democrat President Obama and Republican Secretary of Defense Gates seek to reform the military by increasing military spending but changing the weapons orders to match the military's actual needs: unconventional wars like Iraq and Afghanistan, not a World War III fought in Central Europe. Naturally, New Jersey Congressman Frank LoBiondo objects:

Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., said plans to stop building F-22 Raptors and cut back the planned F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet could jeopardize Air Force and Air Guard readiness.

It's an exercise for the reader to guess if this is because:

1. Lockheed is a major donor for LoBiondo
2. LoBiondo thinks the Cold War may turn hot at any moment.
3. LoBiondo doesn't care that the money is better spent on weapons that are actually used.
4. Something else?