From Sen. Barack Obama's announcement for president, Feb. 10, 2007:
Most of all, let's be the generation that never forgets what happened on that September day and confront the terrorists with everything we've got. Politics doesn't have to divide us on this anymore - we can work together to keep our country safe. I've worked with Republican Senator Dick Lugar to pass a law that will secure and destroy some of the world's deadliest, unguarded weapons. We can work together to track terrorists down with a stronger military, we can tighten the net around their finances, and we can improve our intelligence capabilities.
From Sen. Obama's interview last week on CNBC with Maria Bartiromo:
BARTIROMO: So name three spending programs you would cut to balance the budget.
Sen. OBAMA: Oh, you know, there are probably some weapons programs that I think are not serving our national security interests that need to be examined, and we've got to do an audit there.
Now, these two aren't necessarily mutually exclusive. But what does it really say about Sen. Obama's instincts on national security that when he's asked about what he wants to cut, the first thing that comes to mind is the military in the middle of a war?