Much of Congress is not on board with Trump's parade
Feb 10, 2018, 02:06
"'The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France, ' said a military official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the planning discussions are supposed to remain confidential". But White House legislative director Marc Short shot back on MSNBC: "I'm not sure honoring the military is a waste of money".
The US Defence Department has said it is exploring potential options for Donald Trump's proposed military parade, which a top Democrat called a "fantastic waste of money to amuse the President". "We've been putting together some options".
House Armed Services ranking member Adam Smith said the event "would be a grave misuse of military time and energy, and it is a disturbing indicator that President Trump apparently does not understand or care about the military's actual readiness needs".
Kennedy responded to a report about Trump last month in which the president proposed a military parade like the one he saw in France in July.
"They (the military) didn't expect any parades on the way back, they just felt they had done what they were meant to do and had accomplished their job".
The cost of the march has yet to be calculated, but would likely run into the tens of millions. Everybody knows it, and we don't need to show it off.
Military parades are not a part of America's celebration of its Independence.
The notion that the Pentagon should spend a moment or a penny on an exercise more befitting a Gilbert and Sullivan production rather than attending to the multiple battles it is fighting, or to suicide prevention among vets, or simply to the daily challenges of managing the military reveals how clueless and self-reverential the president is.
There were also suggestions on Twitter that the Mayor of Washington DC, which is a 90 percent Democrat-leaning city, could deny the Pentagon a parade permit.
"We can play strategy and Risk", she said.
"If he wants to emulate the French, how about some national health care", Joy Behar suggested before Sunny Hostin said Washington's existing infrastructure couldn't even handle a lavish parade.
Some 800,000 gathered in the crowd, the U.S. Park Police said at the time. "We're going to have to try to top it, but we have a lot of planes going over and a lot of military might, and it was really a handsome thing to see, and representatives from different wars and different uniforms".
"We don't live in a dictatorship or a monarchy", said Duckworth.
One possibility would be to stage the parade on Veteran's Day in November, which would coincide with the centennial of the end of World War I.
Sitting on the Champs-Elysees, the American president marveled at the Republican Guard on horseback and jets flying overhead, and greeted President Emmanuel Macron, who arrived in an open-topped camouflaged military jeep.
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