Thursday, April 05, 2007

You Go To War With The Army You Have...

...or the army you've destroyed.

You may remember when former Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld was asked, "Why do we soldiers have to dig through local landfills for pieces of scrap metal and compromised ballistic glass to uparmor our vehicles?"

Rumfeld's answer?
"As you know, you have to go to war with the Army you have, not the Army you want,"

If I remember correctly, the "army you have" did a pretty good job in Afghanistan. It wasn't until BushCo decided to go "play" in another sandbox that we started to get into trouble.

Is this the army Rumsfeld wanted?

Two soldiers killed in Iraq in February may have died as a result of friendly fire, Army officials said Wednesday, not from enemy fire, as the press reported.

The military suspected friendly fire later in February but did not inform the dead soldiers' families of these new doubts.

One of the soldiers died just hours after arriving in Iraq -- and was one of those troops rushed to the country in the "surge" who did not receive full training.

Zeimer arrived at Fort Stewart on Dec. 18 after basic training and deployed to Iraq just a few weeks later. He missed the brigade's intensive four-week mission rehearsal in October when more than 1,300 trainers and Iraqi role-players came to the post as part of the most realistic training program the Army offers for Iraq operations

Read the above quote, again, and let it sink in. BushCo is sending young men into battle ill prepared to do battle. This is the legacy of BushCo: Throwing away lives for his ego.

Even if you think the invasion of Iraq was worthwhile, you have to see how sending untrained recruits into war is, not only counter productive, but immoral. Then, again, when did Bush ever show any kind of morality?

BushCo has, in six years, destroyed the most powerful army and country the world has ever seen. All because he is a man with a child's mind. A lazy, spoiled child's mind. To me, his whole tenure as President has been one long temper tantrum where he is throwing his Cheerios on the floor because he can't get his way. But he is not throwing away Cheerios, he is throwing away human lives.

What do you expect from a man that thinks paying taxes and flight delays are sacrifices?



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