Wednesday :: Feb 8, 2006

You Call THIS Supporting Our Troops???

by pessimist

I happen to be in the middle of a huge editing project concerning the Muslim outrage over the Mohammad cartoons (I'm up to about 200 articles on the topic - and it grows daily!), but I saw this outrageous article and I had to set that aside for a moment:

Soldier pays for armor
Army demanded $700 from city man who was wounded

The last time 1st Lt. William “Eddie” Rebrook IV saw his body armor, he was lying on a stretcher in Iraq, his arm shattered and covered in blood. But last week, Rebrook was forced to pay $700 for that body armor, blown up by a roadside bomb more than a year ago.

A field medic tied a tourniquet around Rebrook’s right arm to stanch the bleeding from shrapnel wounds. Soldiers yanked off his blood-soaked body armor. He never saw it again.


Are you Bu$hCo creeps going to sue the estates of soldiers blown up in Humvees for repair costs??? God help the families if their loved ones lost an Abrams!!!

Are you going to start charging soldiers for bullets for their guns???

You have abused and neglected our armed forces to the point that unorganized irregulars can stand up to them, sending a message to other nations around the world that the US is a paper tiger led by a wimp. Yes - wimp. The Chinese alone have backed George down several times without firing a shot!

Don't you bastards DARE accuse us of not supporting the troops that you WON'T!

It's clear that your ideas of 'support' are financial in nature. Families have had to spring for body armor for their loved ones because the Pentagon is too busy issuing no-bid contracts that aren't even being fulfilled. Families are having to send food and water to Iraq, because both are regularly in short supply. I have even seen reports that toilet paper is in short supply there. Still. Today. After three years one would think that even a would-be world conqueror wannabe would finally get its act together.

But NO!

The world is laughing at you, George. There are a lot of things forming up that are going to hurt this nation badly, and from what I've been reading and trying to alert people about, are all set to begin triggering in late March-early April. I - and several other bloggers - have been trying to warn about the coming economic collapse being engineered as the only way to bring down the US without resorting to war.

They won't need to go to war. We aren't going to be able to fight a war. No fuel for planes, no bullets for guns, no support from the other nations. The other nations of the world can collapse our economy and there won't be anything we can do about it. And - after decades of arrogant abuse from the representatives of the US - they will feel like they got theirs back.

We aren't making our own bullets. At least twice that I know of, the Pentagon has had to issue emergency contracts because they are being used almost faster than they can be replaced. 250,000 (yes THOUSAND!) have been fired for every 'insurgent' killed in combat, and from personal reports I have heard from people who were there, at Tora Bora, the rounds were only travelling about 300 yards. Thus, each kill had to be acocmplished up close, which puts our troops at greater risk of death or injury. Either we are being sold practice rounds, or someone isn't filling the shells with sufficient powder!

Our troops could thus be easily shot down from a safe distance, unable to defend themselves.

But that's apparently OK to Bu$hCo! Look at all the money they are making from the kickbacks they are receiving! Who cares about the lives of a few minions? It's not like they are Pioneers or anything!

America! Get a CLUE! Your country is being destroyed by moronic zealots while you are engrossed in American Idol and Dancing With The Stars!!! They have gotten so blatant, that their own party members cannot pretend they don't see any longer!!! Even Richard Mellon Scaife - the man who used the largesse bestowed upon him by this nation to bankroll the process by which it is being destroyed - can no longer support the Frankenstein's Monster he created.

Act now - or you will wish you had!

Throw these bums out while there is still something to save. Contact people like Arlen Spector and demand that the US Senate stop doing Bu$hCo's business and get back to doing We, the People's. Heed that call of Gov. Kathleen Blanco when she declares 'It's time to play hardball'

Get off your lazy ass and do something!

Or don't you care about the lives of your family?

Oh - you're a Republican.

God helps us, for you won't.

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