President Obama on the defense budget - "We're going to have to conduct a fundamental review of America's missions, capabilities, and our role in a changing world."
Needless to say, President Obama did not similarly propose a fundamental review of America's missions, capabilities, and role in a changing world when it came to discretionary spending or entitlement reform. To do so would be an abhorrent thought about changing the basic social compact of America.
President Obama said, "we do not have to sacrifice the America we believe in." This seems to me to be a tacit suggestion that he would rather sacrifice America's solvency and vitality to preserve his own ideals. What leadership!