Tom Cotton Tries to Sabotage Obama’s Iran Deal, Then Calls for Massive Defense Spending
Sen. Tom Cotton, fresh from his disturbing attempt to subvert President Obama’s negotiations with Iran, took to the Senate floor today and advocated immense defense spending increases.
The Republican Party really, really wants another war, because they know they and their corporate masters will be the ones to reap the profits from it, and they could not care less if it drives the country into even deeper debt and recession. The American public be damned.
And of course, Cotton invoked Hitler.
While Obama has proposed raising spending on defense to $534 billion and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) advocated a budget of $577 billion, Cotton said the U.S. needs north of $611 billion to manage a world he said had “grown gravely darker” since Obama took office.
Beginning his speech by quoting Winston Churchill’s remarks from 1933, Cotton drew parallels between the current world order and Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in Germany: “[W]e alone are growing weaker while every other nation is growing stronger.”