The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Remember the Great Procurement Debate of 2000? When left-wing Democrats agitated for a 50% increase in military spending, only to be swatted down by the Republican-controlled Congress? (That awful Denny Hastert wanted to increase funding for the arts and education!) When Michael Moore released the documentary "Go Tanker"?

No, me neither.

That's worth remembering when you read people snivel about how the Pentagon is not prepared to fight any type of conflict in any of the world's two hundred countries:

A soldier asks Donald Rumsfeld for armor improvements. Rumsfeld's reply: ``You go to war with the Army you have, not the Army you might want or wish to have at a later time.''

This response would have been meaningful had we been attacked as in World War II, when we had much equipment and personnel catching up to do. This is not the case in this war with Iraq. As the instigator and attacker, we should have been better prepared both with equipment and personnel.

Well we won the fucking war in three weeks, genius. And were you writing letters to the Merc in March of 2003 warning us of our lack of truck armor?



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