Sunday, December 17, 2006

Supporting The Troops

Doesn't seem to be on the agenda. The Smirking Chimp has a great article based on a Wall Street Journal front page article that was ignored (I'm not paying for the WSJ) throughout the blogosphere ...and most regular "news" outlets. The facts and numbers are just criminal. Unless the intent isn't to win but to piss away the military and leave this country defenseless.

I'm a veteran of the Army, my dad retired from the Air Force and one of my brothers was an officer in the Navy, so supporting the military is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. To find out that the military is so ill-equipped and has been so since day one of the Iraqi war and that the future looks worse than the past is disappointing. To say the least.

You may go to war with the Army you have but at some point you have to replace the armor, bullets, transportation and the people themselves. Street combat doesn't normally involve submarines or a fleet of F-18s but lining the pockets of political cronies, does. At least in the crew without a clue's fantasy universe anyway.

I wonder how much longer it will be before the bill comes due for this mismanagement of government resources? You have to pay the piper if you want to dance, and with typical American hubris we seem to have hired a whole symphony. On spec.

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