Thursday, December 09, 2004

GI nails Rummy into a corner

Most everyone has heard about the soldier standing up at Camp Pendelton and sticking it to Donny Rumsfeld. Now the administration is trying to paste a band-aid on the situation and make people feel better about the situation.

Let's see how far this one bleeds out from beneath the surface of the wound. Of course, those who are willing to vote for a liar are most certainly going to believe the Bushies when they say they are doing all they can to armor the troops.

The situation is easy pickings for the comedians - as Leno stipulates in one of the articles:

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Late night comedians have seized on the issue as well, and comic Jay Leno poked fun at Rumsfeld for saying that armor did not always provide protection. "Then he got in his armored car and left," said Leno to laughs from the audience.

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In the end, the troops suffer for it. More dead, forthecoming as we approach the January "elections," no doubt.

I wonder how the Bushies are going to feel about a properly elected Shiite government that aligns more with Iran than the US. What are they going to do, stage a coup and prop up another puppet government? No wait, that is what happened in Panama...okay, well there are plenty of models to choose from when you are looking for ways to assasinate administrations that "we" don't like.


2 comments:

Jason said...

Have you heard about how the reporter manufactured this story?

"Before hand we worked on questions to ask Rumsfeld about the appalling lack of armor their vehicles going into combat have. While waiting for the VIP, I went and found the Sgt. in charge of the microphone for the question and answer session and made sure he knew to get my guys out of the crowd."

Then the so-called reporter brags about it to the staffers in his newsroom. This isn't reporting, this is advancing a left-wing, anti-war political agenda. That's not what reporters are supposed to do.

Anonymous said...

If the previous poster is correct, and the story was a ''manufactured,'' then why did the President treat it a serious? that is, instead of dismissing it as ''manufactured,'' a non-problem.

Sailors are like seagulls. All they do is eat, squawk, and shit. -- Doesn't seem to apply here.

Fact: the National Guard troops _are_ getting the hand-me-downs from the active military. They _are_ also being handed the worst duty, like driving truck convoys - mobile targets for the ''insurgents.''

If you believe in it, the Iraq war as important to American security (as opposed to American SUV drivers), it's easy to sign up. Before you do, review the images on nejm.org, of battle casualties in Iraq, blast being the equivalent of amputation by sledge hammer.