In his much-hyped national security speech this afternoon, Mitt Romney promised that on “day one,” he would “reverse President Obama’s massive defense cuts.”
But, uh, which massive defense cuts? In 2008, the Department of Defense received $594 billion for military programs. In 2009, the first year of Obama’s presidency, it got $636 billion. In 2010, the Pentagon got a bit devilish and saw its budget increased to $666 billion. In 2011, the Obama administration requested $739 billion from Congress. And that doesn’t count the hundreds of billions in war funding the military has received.