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Michelle Obama plays the “national security” card

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By Michelle Malkin  •  February 10, 2010 11:13 AM

Liberals are funny.

Everything is a “national security” issue to them…except, well, national security.

Global warming is a national security issue.

Health care reform is a national security issue.

And now, First Lady Michelle Obama is pushing her anti-obesity platform as a national security issue. Via CNSNews (hat tip: Doug Powers):

At a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the launch of the ‘Let’s Move’ campaign to end childhood obesity in the United States, an epidemic she said is costly and a threat to national security.

“A recent study put the health care cost of obesity-related diseases at $147 billion a year,” Mrs. Obama said. “This epidemic also impacts the nation’s security, as obesity is now one of the most common disqualifiers for military service.”

The ceremony, attended by many officials of President Barack Obama’s cabinet, followed the signing earlier in the day of a presidential memorandum establishing a task force to study the problem and make recommendations after 90 days.

Obama announced a long list of goals she said she hopes the “Let’s Move” campaign will accomplish, including many that can be done “in a generation.”

As I reported last week, the underlying security that this campaign is really concerned with is fattening Big Labor membership rolls and payrolls.

Union security, not national security.

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