posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 03:02 PM
Don't forget the incorporation of women and "don't ask don't tell." Our military is not the same anymore, ask some of the old salts and marines
who retired early because they couldn't give women orders like they gave men orders because they'd cry and end run them to the top and out of the
service. Clintonisms that have not been rescinded have compromised the service, and demoralized our troops. Actually one of the worst things they did
in the 1980's was to use the threat of depleted uranium shells as deterrence in a full out Nato encounter with Soviets gone wild scenarios.
Unfortunately poppy Bush forgot they were a last resort deterrence capability and contaminated our soldiers with tons of the awful dust. When they
came home they found out not only were they sick but their families were sick. Then the DOD called them nuts, and they still insist dangerous vaccines
are "perfectly safe," and if not they "build character." Would Reagan have cut Veteran's benefits as Bush is now doing under a pretext that all
those WW II guys are getting so old now and they don't need the care? Would Reagan keep our returning wounded Guard trapped in an unworkable medical
care system? There are a litany of other weaking formulae especially privatization, or the sacking of the defense budget into corporate hands
The fact is that all this top down lunacy as well as well documented fraud, waste and abuse is ruining the best military in the world. I'd say with
only a few techno toys at parity, the 1980s military would kick our you know whats.
[Edited on 7-4-2004 by SkipShipman]