It’s time for the Obama administration to take a more aggressive approach to the war on terrorism and use its resources more effectively, according to a top Democrat who’s leading the fight to prevent another round of spending for the Pentagon’s new war on the Middle East.
It’s time to get serious about cutting the funding the Pentagon is sending to countries that sponsor terrorism, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) told The Hill on Wednesday.
“It’s just not in our best interests,” she said.
“It’s a total disaster.
They are doing a very bad job.”
The $700 billion in spending for a new war that started last month is the first round of cuts to be imposed by Congress.
The Pentagon has said the cuts would save money by reducing the size of military operations, reducing personnel costs and boosting the ability of foreign governments to fund their militaries.
But critics say the cuts have already reduced the military’s capacity to combat terrorism.
They have been used to justify further funding cuts in the future.
Warren is leading a coalition of senators calling on the White House to stop sending money to countries who sponsor terrorism and instead send it to countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar that are not in the U, S or L.
The group has been joined by the Democratic Party and others who say it’s time the administration stopped sending money directly to the countries.
Warren, along with several other Democrats, has called on the administration to stop funding countries like Qatar and Saudi Arabia that have already supported the terrorist groups that have waged war against the U and its allies in the Middle Eastern region.
The White House and other administration officials say they are following the law and not engaging in a political witch hunt to prevent countries like those from being funded.
On Tuesday, Warren joined a growing list of senators who called for the administration’s top officials to resign.