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Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Soldiers Ask Rummy: Whose Ass Are You Really Saving?

The AP wire is reporting that with the intention of giving a thank you speech to troops at Camp Buehring in Kuwait, Donald Rumsfeld instead found himself on the receiving end of a barrage of grievances from soldiers. Among the complaints were that soldiers were left to dig in local landfills for scrap metal to be turned into armor, that active-duty Army units get priority over National Guard units for the best equipment, and that the Army continues to use their "stop-loss" power to prevent soldiers from leaving the service. Apparently, many of the criticisms were followed by loud shouts of approval and applause. Rummy's response? "You go to war with the Army you have, not the Army you might want or wish to have" and "You can have all the armor in the world on a tank and a tank can still be blown up."

The Peach sympathizes with the soldiers that are just now recognizing how this administration has led them into a hornet's nest with only a fly swatter to protect themselves.


At 12:59 PM, Blogger taters said...

You go to war with the Secretary of Defense you have, not the Secretary of Defense you want.


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