Obama not likely to cut U.S. military, Inouye says
POSTED: Thursday, November 06, 2008
Hawaii's senior Sen. Daniel Inouye says he doubts if President-elect Barack Obama, who has pledged to remove troops from Iraq in 16 months, would cut the military.
“;In my discussions with Senator Obama, he has indicated to me that he supports the military,”; Inouye added.
As chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, Inouye said he “;will do whatever I can to make certain our military remains strong.”;
On Iraq, it is “;a sovereign nation,”; Inouye said. “;It would be unreasonable for us to expect to be there forever. I think Iraqis have so indicated that they hope we would leave. And we will leave with honor. We leave that place better than how we found it.”;