posted on Jul, 17 2005 @ 11:22 AM
I opposed the drawdown under Bush (I). I thought it was a dangerous policy (with China, especially, looming as an ever greater threat). However, back
then, those concerns fell on deaf ears from all sides.
It's true, Clinton's policies went a long way in furthering the decline of our forces and troop morale. I had a good friend who warned me back then,
not to go back in ('cos I'm old school) and I wouldn't have been able to tolerate the insane PC that had taken over the ranks. She was very
correct. She knows me well and she was still in at the time, struggling to deal with what she saw as a terrible infection. She said it was not the
military we had served in together.
But, Bush's mistakes, likewise, are his own and cannot be blamed on anyone else.