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Obama to Build Security Force to Rival Military

Listening to this recent speech Senator Barack Obama gave in Colorado Springs brings to light some pretty scary stuff….

“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.”

That statement comes at 16:42 into the speech, but strangely has been scrubbed from the transcript of the speech released to the press. Is it just me, or does Senator Obama’s goals seem a little Stalinesque?

Hat tip to Blue Collar Muse for pointing this out and putting Obama’s goal into perspective:

The U.S. Army alone has nearly 500,000 troops. That doesn’t count reserves or National Guard. In 2007, the U.S. Defense budget was $439 billion.

Is Obama serious about creating some kind of domestic security force bigger and more expensive than that?

A new $439 billion second civilian national security force is not something that should be ignored. This deserves some straight answers from the Obama camp.