posted on Apr, 5 2007 @ 10:51 PM
Does Time Magazine think that any nation can wage war without taking a toll on both personnel and matériel?
Do they think that it's possible to fully prepare troops for combat before sending them into combat?
Probably, but they are either idiots or deceivers and I lean toward the latter.
In every war, training has been truncated because of the vicissitudes of war. In some wars, personnel are sent into combat with no training and we
are a long way from that.
In this case, training is being incrementalized to meet the demands of the war.
If Americans are worried about the demands made on personnel, they should support our troops by enlisting and serving.
Those who complain about standards should be lining up to make sure the pool of enlistees is up to snuff.
I am reminded of a statement made by Gunnery Sergeant Hartmann in the film "Full Metal Jacket."
"Private Joker is silly and he's ignorant, but he's got guts and guts is enough."
There's a lot of truth to that.
[edit on 2007/4/5 by GradyPhilpott]