I love you too, but Walter Reed was not a surprise to anyone in the military, and could have been handled without the press, but it makes our president look bad, so let's get it out there. It has been bad for years. Many presidents ago. Not only that one, but many others around the country. We as military, have gotten use to it. We have always been told that the money wasn't there.
Body Armor: There again. It has been known that it would one day be needed. Where was it? Oh we don't have money for that. It was not until the elected officials were made to feel guilty, did we final start getting what we needed.
Good People sent to do bad things: Your right. Our military doesn't play. They get in there and get it done. They also are not given the chance to say whether it is right or wrong. They have a mission, and they do it. What bothers me is that only a certain group of people in this country have "the plan." They know the dangers, and are briefed on the possible out come. Not even every member of congress is allowed to see it. BUT, people like Rosie O what's her name, Wolf Blitzer suddenly knows more than congress. I feel good about my husbands Commander in Chief. That has not always been the case. During the last CIC the soldiers would put broken down vehicles in the middle of the post for others to take parts off. That's how bad it was.
Don't get me started about the contractors, and the waste they bring to the table, but they are not all doing it. Good contractors are the back bone of the military in many cases.
As I told Aidan, the truth will hopefully come out one day. Right now, people need to have faith, and be as supportive as possible.
While we are on the subject of current events. Pat Tillman getting killed by friendly fire. I was not surprised that his family was told he was killed in action. This is a way of dealing with death in the military for years. They didn't cover it up to hide something, they did it to make his last moments a proud one.
To this day I have a friend that I miss very much. His family was told that he also died as a brave soldier. He in fact got drunk, and climbed a cable car pole, and was fried. I was shocked that his mom was not told the truth, until I saw her face. I then knew it was the best thing to do.
Bottom line is that Leader of our country should be allowed to do his or her job. The military commanders should be allowed to do theirs. Wolf and Rosie should be talking about why the defense bill is packed with garbage, so that the American soldier will have to once again do without, if it is not passed.
We are at war!!! Our war is terrorist who have changed our lives forever. There is not one of you who has not been effected.
Go ahead and ask yourself Do I want our fine men and women fighting most of it over there, or do I want to fight it in the streets of New York, or Washington.
Jim left Kuwait 2 hours ago. My baby is coming home. He will actually touch down in your neck of the woods, AR. I sure hope there will be people there to welcome him home.