TCA (my initials)

February 20, 2007

forgot to mention

Filed under: Doodling — TCA @ 1:23 am

Did I forget to mention that Bush wants three quarters of a trillion dollars (more or less) for defense next year? That’s an obscene amount of money.

Meanwhile, seventeen U.S. Senators sent a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates last week that said “some troops still do not have body armor, up-armored vehicles and other equipment, despite more than a year of promises to fix the shortages.”

A Defense Department spokesperson stated there’s no shortage of adequately armored Humvees and other combat vehicles. The Washington Post differs with that assessment.

A private charity organization raised fifty million dollars and built a state-of-the-art military physical rehabilitation center in Texas. Fisher Houses for families of patients are located near the facility. Operation Helmet is another charity. It sends better-designed helmets to troops free of charge.

Charities are getting it done for chump change. The pork-bloated Department of Defense can’t seem to get it done at all.

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