Monday, February 12, 2007

To The Slaughter

The U.S. army is already facing a disturbing shortage of equipment. Trucks, tanks, and Humvees are wearing out faster than they can be replaced or repaired. As a result, many units are left scrambling for replacements.

So what about the 21,500 troop surge? Well, those folks will just have to hope for the best. Not only will they be poorly equipped, but the equipment shortages mean that they also will not have been properly trained.

Furthermore, there is a dire shortage of upgraded armor for Humvees. Over 4000 of the armor kits are needed to properly equip the 21,500 additional soldiers headed to Iraq, but the work won't be done till the summer. In the meantime, the additional military personnel Bush is sending to that hellhole will have to improvise by borrowing equipment from other units.

Here's a nutty idea: Forget about Iraq, and the Shiites, and the Sunnis, and whoever the hell else lives there. Just fuck that whole bunch of murderous bastards. Instead, let's send those 21,500 men and women to New Orleans, and spend a billion dollars a day rebuilding an American city.

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