Obama wants a 250000 man civilian national security force. Really!

I was getting ready to start my day early this morning when my phone rang. It was a friend of mine in DC who wanted to know if I had seen and/or blogged about a comment Barack Obama made recently at a speech in Colorado. I told him it was unlikely and asked what he said that was so earth shattering.

In a July 2 speech outlining plans to expand opportunities for people to serve in areas such as AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps, Obama makes the following statement with no explanation or amplification.

“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

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Obama wants a 250000 man civilian national security force. Really! This sounds like a secret police force to me. This guy is incredible and frightening.

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3 Responses to “Obama wants a 250000 man civilian national security force. Really!”


  1. 1 possibleparadox November 12, 2008 at 1:27 am

    America already ahs the CIA, why is this anymore frightening? it still has to abide by the constitution….

  2. 2 ZIIZ November 12, 2008 at 6:16 am

    the ultimate MIB! enough said.


  1. 1 Obama stated that “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the military. « Goodtimepolitics Trackback on November 18, 2008 at 9:02 am

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