posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 03:31 AM
Congress has not been the problem here. Nor is it fair to blame Clinton entirely for this problem. Clinton downsized the military excessively, to be
sure, and left an Army obviously too small for the missions it faced. But Rumsfeld has been in office for four years. If he had begun to address this
problem four years ago, the Army could have been considerably expanded by now.
These problems don't result from the liberal media or the antiwar crowd making a ruckus about nothing. They result from Rumsfeld's stubborn
adherence to a wrongheaded policy. Surely, with the election safely over, there is no longer any need to protect the architect of these mistakes.
He chose to focus on high-tech weapons technologies that are virtually useless to the troops now in Iraq rather than providing them sooner with the
basic requirements of their current mission -- including armored Humvees, body armor, and a regular complement of armored vehicles. Even the
deployment of Stryker light armored vehicles, which many now tout as a major contribution to the fighting in Iraq, was not Rumsfeld's initiative, but
that of General Eric Shinseki.
This article sums up things nicely mistakes have been made in Iraq and Liberals are not to blame for those mistakes. By the way Clinton wasnt
[edit on 15-1-2005 by xpert11]