Postmodern classic?

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Easter

Time flies here, thought it was Thursday until I checked my watch. Hope everyone is having a good time- was Passover last week, so makes sense that it's now Easter.

Was going to post some other stuff, but I'll just add it to the one below. Just my normal run of the mill stuff. Best to everyone-

4 Comments:

  • what about the idea, irregardless of iraq, that Rumsfeld tried to "streamline" the army and fight a war at the same time?

    By Anonymous el gringo viejo, at 7:04 PM  

  • 'Tried to?' No, I can personally verify that he is stil doing that. And I think he should have done more. It disgusts and embarrasses me to see how much waste there is here, so much extra fat that is kept for 'political expedience' or other asinine reasons that are not focused on the mission. It used to be 10 combat soldiers to 1 support (even less in the old days), now the ratio is moving somewhere between 1:3 and 1:4 (as in 1 combat soldier requires 3 or 4 members to support him). Does that seem a little excessive to you, if you know what I mean?

    I think Rumsfeld could reasonably get rid of a quarter of our military and get more done. Pay more to the servicemembers, give them better gear, etc...

    Rumsfeld is by no means perfect, but he has a vision and tries to execute it. While critics can identify shortcomings and mistakes, I see no other viable alternative. Actually, this post of Tigerhawk's exemplify what I think of his 'opponents', even if it's a slightly different subject.

    http://tigerhawk.blogspot.com/2006/04/richard-clarke-against-all-solutions.html

    'Against all Solutions' is a play on words and the title of his book, which was 'Against All Enemies'. It seems like they're trying playing games, where he's actually getting stuff done. And I don't agree with everything, but no one seems to have a better idea until it's too late to matter. And of course, hindsight is 20/20.

    One thing you won't ever find in the news is how popular Rumsfeld is with the junior officers and NCO's- among other things, they like how he gets things done, pushes these guys off their pedestals, deflating the ego's of these guys. He was not going to accept 'business as usual' for the 'Perfumed Princes of the Pentagon'.

    But that's just me- as you know, I may be wrong. And on a different note- man, it's shocking to me sometimes how acidic I can be on these subjects. Is that a symptom of our polarized politics? I feel sometimes like without the extra 'vehemence' people won't get what I'm talking about. Oh well, maybe it's a personal problem.

    By Blogger sunguh5307, at 11:25 PM  

  • no doubt your working conditions have a lot to do with it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:54 PM  

  • Unfortunately, that might have something to do with it as well. But it's hard to switch off.

    By Blogger sunguh5307, at 11:03 PM  

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