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October 1, 2013 8:54 pm
From Prof Sumit Ganguly.
Sir, The fiscal pain that the sequestration process has imposed on the denizens of Fort Campbell (“Sequestration nation”, Analysis, September 30) is, no doubt, substantial. However, at the cost of sounding churlish, perhaps they may give some thought to their choice of elected representatives in Congress? Three of their senators voted for the draconian budget cuts, and one of them, Rand Paul, as the article makes clear, even deemed the sequester to be too tepid and voted against it. The other three are known for their intransigence towards any form of meaningful compromise with the White House, thereby making the sequester all but inevitable.
Sumit Ganguly, Professor of Political Science and Director, Center on American and Global Security, Indiana University, US
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