Political correctness, feminization, dependence on whiz-bang weaponry and a subsequent lack of training are dragging our military into a total state of ineptness. Since WW II we have not fought an enemy who possessed our military resources, yet there are no victories in the win column. I know there are those who will point to the first Gulf War but if that was in fact a victory, why are we re-fighting that war these 12 years later?
Politics in the military has always been a problem, but with the current PC crowd and the feminists having enough clout to influence policy, the total decay has begun. Compounding the entire problem is the power of the neocons to influence policy by placing the military into no-win wars that only serve to satiate the greed and power hunger of these history challenged idiots.
A perfect example is what is happening to our forces in Iraq. We are now suffering daily casualties from ambushes borrowed from the playbook of the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong. Just last week a column in Iraq was ambushed and was unable to extricate itself from the killing zone for over 8 hours, even with the help of air assets. The ambush was finally broken when more armor arrived on the scene. This was accomplished against the strongest military on the planet by a group of what our government describes as remnants and rabble. (Can anyone say Mogadishu?)
than the number of killed-in-action and wounded is the number being returned
to the states from duty in Iraq for mental/physical reasons.
While the number of killed and wounded is rapidly approaching 2,000, the
number returned for these mental/physical problems is over 4,800! Considering
the time we have been in Iraq, this number represents over 20 military
personnel each day being sent home for these undisclosed ailments. Why
are we not being told about the mysterious cases of pneumonia, or the
number of suicides or the number of non-combat
No one at the DoD wants to comment on the exact nature of the mental problems our people are succumbing to in unprecedented numbers. Is this the result of our kinder/gentler training? Are we sending soldiers/sailors/marines into harm's way without the demanding training necessary to handle the horrors of war? Is this necessary training being eliminated to make room for diversity and sensitivity training? What exactly is the breakdown on the gender of those returned? Would the disclosure of this information indicate a problem in training? Would we ever know if it was?
the morale of the troops? How have those who face the uncertainty of combat
each day dealt with the false heroes, created by their lying government,
getting undeserved credit (Jessica Lynch) and the plethora of the many
undeserved awards and decorations being spread around all the military
branches, with the exception
of the Marine Corp? Are our present day troops seeing the injustice
of the treatment given to those who have walked their path previously?
Are they worried that this government sees them as the enforcement arm
of a cabal that seeks only to enrich themselves and their campaign contributors
and will throw them on the trash heap when they can no
longer carry the gun, sail the ship or fly the plane?
Perhaps they have already gotten the picture when they were wounded and then forced to pay for their own meals in the hospital, or are already faced with haunting dreams that will be with them forever. Even when our military leaders pay the victims of the crimes committed against the civilian population, the horror of those actions will be permanently etched on the minds of those who were witnesses to these acts and will make regular visits with devastating mental images for the rest of their lives.
Our military is vastly over deployed. A smaller military now serving in 106 countries gets no time to train and no time off to spend with families.
The neocons, led by Secretary of War Donald Rumsfeld, have instituted new policies giving promotions to those in the upper officer ranks. When one is interviewed by these chicken hawks -- who have never served a day in the military -- demand that they make the choice between becoming the "perfumed princes" the neocons desire or ending their careers. This is destroying our military from the top while PC/feminized training and loss of morale destroys it from the bottom.
An illustration of this insane policy is the story of a Physicians Assistant in Korea who recently warned male soldiers that the chance of contracting a sexually transmitted disease was much higher if they chose a female American soldier as opposed to the Korean girls found at the bars outside the camp.
a nation, should be much more concerned about all this than our leaders
are. They see re-instituting the draft as the answer to these problems
while we should see that all of it is the result of a ruling cabal using
the blood and health of our children to line their pockets. It is time
to stop the madness.