Harry Reid Suggests 7 Marines Killed In Nevada Accident A Result Of Budget Sequester Cuts

March 20, 2013 1:08 pmViews: 1916

Harry Reid blames Marines death on sequestration


Sometimes liberals are factually wrong, intellectually dishonest and purposely misleading, and then there are times when they are desperately looney. We would call Harry Reid a desperate lunatic with his latest sound bite trying to place blame on sequestration budget cuts for a tragic training accident that killed 7 marines at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada on Monday March 18.

If Harry Reid had an ounce of sense he would be able to figure out that a training exercise of the likes this Marine unit was taking part in takes months to prepare for and maybe even longer to schedule. It was probably scheduled to take place this past Monday for months in advance and months before the ridiculous budget sequestration debate even began. In fact NBC reporter Jim Miklaszewski said this after talking to Marine Corps officials, "Now I can tell you, Marine Corps officials this afternoon are taking a strong exception to what Harry Reid implied. Saying that this this exercise, for example, was planned well in advance, had nothing to do with the budget cuts. There were no corners cut, and if they couldn’t afford to have all the safety precautions into place, they wouldn’t do the exercise." via Real Clear Politics.

If you were to give Senator Reid even a little break you could interpret his statement that Reid is using the dead Marines as political props to push for more taxes and no spending cuts by claiming that sequestration will lead to less effective training and more such tragedies like this one. If you choose to ignore Reid's posturing and diplomacy in his bizarre assertion, it has him insinuating that sequestration was the direct cause of this tragic accident which would put him into the realms of the politically insane.

Read below and watch the video of Reid's statement and see for yourself if he isn't a complete political unbalanced mad man:

Harry Reid - As I indicated, it was quite a big explosion. We’ll follow this news very closely. I will do whatever I can going forward to support the United States military and the families of the fallen Marines.

Mr. President, it’s very important we continue training our military, so important. But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance. That’s the way sequester was written. Now, the bill that’s on the floor, we hope to pass today helps that a little bit. At least in the next six months, it allows the military some degree of ability to move things around a little bit. Flexibility, we call it, and that’s good. But we have to be very vigilant. This sequester should go away. We have cut already huge amounts of money in deficit reduction. It’s just not appropriate, Mr. President, that our military can’t train and do the maintenance necessary.

These men and women, our Marines were training there in Hawthorne. And with this sequester, it’s going to cut back this stuff. I just hope everyone understands the sacrifices made by our military. They are significant, being away from home, away from families, away from their country.

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