They can pull US$2 trillion out of thin air for dubious-to-say-the-least purposes, but there is no water in the well for Defense.
Defense gets cut. Not the war-supplemental funding (although that is likely gone soon too); the baseline budget for the whole Department of Defense.
The Obama administration is positioning itself with the cabinet picks for SecState and UNAmbassador to be even *more* interventionist in foreign affairs than the Bush 43 administration was, and yet the planning documents for expenditures from Fiscal 2010 on are on the chopping block.
Why does it smell like peanuts in here all of the sudden?