July 18, 2009

NAKED SOLDIERS NOT AS HOT AS IT SOUNDS



So Obama decides to begin drawing down forces in Iraq and beef up efforts to stabilize Afghanistan. I guess that's the mission--stabilize it so that terrorists and the heroin poppies can't grow there--while it's widely known that Bin Laden is living in Pakistan. My pessimistic side makes me wonder if the goal is to actaully win or to establish a permanent base to mind oil-rich countries and their nearby shipping routes. But whyever we are there, we spend more on defense than every other country in the world COMBINED, so why the hell are our soldiers not given proper equipment and--GAG-- uniforms? As much as I'd like to ogle nude soldiers, this is preposterous incompetence! And see, if you had some sissies in the field, they probably could have whipped up a doozy of a cutting edge camouflage look for under $10 armed with all the PROJECT RUNWAY episodes they've memorized!

And this ugly story wasn't reported on any of the MSNBC nightly news shows. Keith Olbermann's #1 story was Tina Fey's nomination--not even a win, ok?--for an Emmy for her admittedly great impersonation of Sarah Palin. But does this nomination announcement belong as the #1 story on COUNTDOWN or ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT? Where are all the people who cried support the troops now while I'm shouting "CLOTHE THE TROOPS!".

The Washington Post reported on this and I feel that an immediate apology from the commander-in-chief is in order, along with a dismissal of whoever the turd was who sent the troops with basic supplies. Check this out from yesterday's WASHPO:

Marines Waiting on Basic Supplies

U.S. Marines pushing deeper into Taliban territory in Afghanistan’s Helmand River Valley are short of basic equipment and supplies ranging from radios and vehicles to uniforms.

Here in Garmsir District, critical supplies of food, water and ammunition are being dropped to troops by helicopters ferrying sling-loads to bypass roads implanted with bombs, leaving little room to carry other gear.

Several Marines from one company, for example, ripped their pants during an arduous foot march and are still waiting for replacements — some in boxer shorts, officers said.

“We’re short vehicles, we’re short frog-suits [uniforms] ... radios are trickling in,” said Gunnery Sgt. Robert Larosa of 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. Larosa said that the lack of basic gear is unprecedented in his experience, which includes seven other deployments. “This is a first,” he said.

THIS IS A FIRST??? THAT MEANS WORSE THAN BUSH! I HATE WAR, DISTRUST THE MOTIVES BEHIND IT AND ALL THAT PEACENIK SHIT. BUT IF YOU ARE GONNA SEND THEM, EQUIP THEIR BUTTS OR YOU ARE INCOMPETENT.

The poor marines are also short on water in 100 degree weather and the bags they use to shit in!

READ MORE: WASHPO

3 Comments:

Blogger Lee said...

Bunny, something about this rant makes me think of Granny Clampett ... or maybe Carrie Nation. But Miss Hathaway here agrees 100%. It's distressing because the you just know Afghanistan is going to drag on and on. I think this guy Reza Aslan who wrote "How to Win a Cosmic War" makes a lot of sense as far as getting us out of the quagmire.
http://fora.tv/2009/05/15/Reza_Aslan_How_to_Win_a_Cosmic_War

12:16 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

The article isn't about the lack of supplies in general, but rather about the limits of the supply chain to provision the off road bases in Afghanistan.

There are plenty of supplies in country, but getting them to remote sites is difficult, so the Marines have to make do.

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