Paradoxically enough, base closings are still going on. We hear here in CT that the Groton Navy base may be closed.
Both parties bought into the ideas of base closings as a way of achieving balanced budgets or lowering taxes-the goal depending on the party. Neither one nor the other party can be blamed separately.
What the current administration does bear some responsibility for is not understanding that the current army was not large enough to carry on war on two fronts, Afghanistan and Iraq, at the same time. When told by advisors and generals that this was so, guess what? They fired the advisors.
And guess what now? They still will not admit they made a mistake about the size of the army.
Those facts alone are enough to question the wisdom of giving Bush/Cheney a second term.
If Bush is reelected, and you have young sons and daughters or grandsons or granddaughters, you need to be ready for them to be drafted into the military.