posted on Aug, 17 2005 @ 02:22 AM
Originally posted by JAK
For those who want an explanation as to how this photo opportunity came about, see Marvel Comic
This has obvious connotations though and, great fan of Spidey as I have been since I was a wee chap, this leaves a bad taste.
Ah, good work finding the connection. I remember Marvel was an official sponser of the US army but didn't know they were going to such pathetic
levels. I'm sure soldiers would prefer armor than a comic book.
Lucky the Wiggles aren't US army sponsers, that's probably phaze two of getting the American children used to living under military rule in a life
war now they've got the attention of the 12 and overs crowd.
"Hey Kids, sing along, War on Terror, War on Terror"
(Google images comes through again)
"I feel in my heart that Sgt. Sherrill would still be with us if he had had ballistic windows"
-- Staff Sgt. Brad Rogers, 2113th Transportation Company
"It's sad and tragic that more than two years after the beginning of this war, we have soldiers that are not being provided with the most basic
lifesaving equipment that a soldier would need in a battle situation"
-- Rep. Ted Strickland, D-Ohio
"As you know, you go to war with the Army you have. They're not the Army you might want or wish to have at a later time."
-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld,
“When you can sit down and read a comic book in the field, any touch of home makes a difference.”
-- Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Allison Barber
Yeah, good luck with that one Pentagon...