Monday, March 19, 2007

The Red Legacy that will keep on giving (aid and comfort to our enemies)

During the years of Republican domination we heard constantly about how much they loved our country support our troops. What sweet talk. Unfortunately, the real Republican legacy on the military is misuse, overuse and the failure to grow the military despite our increasingly dangerous post 9-11 world. This will have serious long term repercussions which puts America and Americans at serious risk for the rest of our natural lives. Nice job Reds!

Four years after the invasion of Iraq, the high and
growing demand for U.S. troops there and in Afghanistan has left ground forces in the United States short of the training, personnel and equipment that would be vital to fight a major ground conflict elsewhere, senior U.S. military and government officials acknowledge. More troubling, the officials say, is that it will take years for the Army and Marine Corps to recover from what some officials privately have called a "death spiral," in which the ever more rapid pace of war-zone rotations has consumed 40 percent of their total gear, wearied troops and left no time to train to fight anything other than the insurgencies now at hand.

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