Senate Votes to Cut F-22 Funding
Good news out of the Senate today, which voted to cut funding for the F-22. As Kevin Drum says, "the case against the F-22 was pretty rock solid, and if the funding cutoff had failed it would have meant that, basically, it's impossible to cut anything in the Pentagon budget. Score one for common sense." And score one, too, for Obama's decision to keep Robert Gates on as secretary of defense. His presence was one of the reasons -- maybe the reason -- that this didn't become a partisan football.
Now it's off to the House, where Jack Murtha would lay down his life to protect defense pork. Sigh.
July 21, 2009; 4:52 PM ET
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