An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 10 May 2012
I arrived in Podunk Texas around 3 after a rather interesting drive. The one thing, other than the raving lunatics who evidently can’t read speed limit signs, was that HUGE elephant sitting on a trailer on the side of I-10. Obviously, it wasn’t a live elephant, but it was the size of one! Tusks and all! If I had been in the right hand lane, I would have had to pull over and take a picture. Oh well…you’ll just have to take my word for it!
So, I’m here, Spud is doing fine, and the teenagers have already started to drive me nuts, of course. Apparently, I brought nasty weather with me. Heh. Good excuse to do nothing for a couple of days. I’m pretty much worn out!
Missing my Mr, the kitties, and my bed already! But sometimes, we gotta do what we gotta do.
Is the Pentagon going to stand up for our military? Will that so called Secretary of Defense, Panetta, speak out against making such irrational cuts? Or, will they do what they always do….not a DAMN thing! Isn’t it time for US to speak out in support of our fighting men and women? If there was war on our shores, would Washington be so quick to leave the military without the necessary equipment? When it comes to saving their sorry asses, I’m pretty sure our soldiers would have everything possible to keep them safe! How ’bout y’all pretend there is a battle, a HUGE fire fight going on in YOUR front yard, will you cut defense spending then? The war on terror is NOT over. It will never be over until the evil is eradicated! You people actually INVITE it in, and wonder why people are so pissed off? Get a grip! If you jack wagons have to do without your tax funded salaries, your perks, and those fancy cars, then… DO IT! None of you need the income! The military DOES! Now, pull your heads out of your asses, and fund our military with EVERYTHING they need! That IS, after all, your job! To make sure the citizens of this country are safe! Our military are citizens too! It is NOT your job to fund stupid pork projects. READ THE DAMN CONSTITUTION! It has your job description in there. Very simple. Anything beyond that, you are overstepping your bounds. I repeat, pull your heads out of your asses. Our survival depends on those in uniform….NOT YOU! YOU are irrelevant!
Would You Take an SUV into Combat?
Should our fighting men and women be forced to drive unarmed SUVs into war zones, with speed as their only defense against rocket and car bomb attacks? Tragically, that’s a true story of U.S. military readiness today, and America’s defenses will only get worse under the drastic cuts aimed at our armed forces.
In a new video by The Heritage Foundation, combat veteran Kerry Kachejian explains why U.S. military readiness is so crucial. He has first hand experience in the matter from his experience during the reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan. “Because this unit was organized, staffed, equipped and deployed so quickly, there was no spare military equipment for it,” Kachejian explained. Unable to acquire the necessary armored vehicles, his unit turned to ingenuity, courage and innovative ways to get the job done, all while coming under withering assaults from the enemy.
Kachejian’s story, which is continued in new book, “SUVs Suck In Combat,” illustrates the human impact of an ill-equipped military. He tells of being jolted by a one-thousand pound truck bomb, speeding at 110 mph through the streets of Iraq, ripping tailgates off SUVs and mounting machine guns in back, and men duct-taping their body armor to their vehicles to get even the smallest level of protection. On an individual level, the lesson is clear — our men and women soldiers are risking their lives in defense of freedom, and yet they’re ill-equipped to get the job done.