republicans in a pickle over defense cuts

“To hear the Republican leadership tell it, the once-sacred Pentagon budget, protected by the party for generations, is suddenly on the table. But a closer look shows that even as SpeakerJohn A. Boehner and Representative Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, insist on the need for military cuts, divisions have opened among Republicans about whether, and how much, to chop Pentagon spending that comes to more than a half trillion dollars a year.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/27/us/politics/27pentagon.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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