Monday, September 12, 2005
"we've got plenty of troops..."
during today's spin through the wreckage of new orleans, george bush said it was "preposterous" to claim that the Iraq war had drained military resources, leaving too few troops to help out with the hurricane.
"We've got plenty of troops to do both," Bush said during a tour of the areas of the city ravaged by the hurricane.
where did he hear that, do you suppose? since before the start of the iraq boondoggle, military experts have been saying, "not enough troops to do the job." national guard troops have been forced into far longer duty tours than they signed up for; regular armed service personnel have done multiple tours without relief.
military recruiting is in crisis mode...and now the federal government has drop-kicked katrina relief.
but we have plenty of troops for any and every mission, huh, george? preposterous is right.