President Obama criticized Mitt Romney at the foreign policy budget, saying he was proposing $2 trillion in military spending for which the military itself is not asking.
"Now keep in mind, our military spending has gone up every single year that I have been in office," said Obama. "We spend more on our military than the next ten countries combined: China, Russia, France, the U.K., you name it, the next ten. What I did was work with our joint chiefs of staff to think about what are we going to need in the future to make sure that we are safe. That's the budget that we have put forward.
"But what you can't do is spend $2 trillion in additional military spending that the military is not asking for, $5 trillion on tax cuts, you say you're going to pay for by closing loopholes and deductions without naming what those loopholes and deductions are, and somehow you're going to deal with the deficit we've already got. The math simply doesn't work.
"But when it comes to our military, what we have to think about is not — you know, not just budgets — we have to think about capabilities. We need to be thinking about cyber-security. We need to be thinking about space. That's what our budget does, but it's driven by strategy — it's not driven by politics."