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When the insurgency took hold in postwar Iraq, Shinseki's comments and their public rejection by the civilian leadership were often cited by those who felt the Bush administration deployed too few troops to Iraq. On November 15, 2006, in testimony before Congress, CENTCOM Commander Gen. John Abizaid said that General Shinseki had been correct that more troops were needed.
Originally posted by bsbray11
reply to post by Brotherman
Nonetheless it's telling that our soldiers are killing themselves faster than the Muslims are.
Originally posted by tigpoppa
because they dont care about the value of a dollar or working hard. They think everything should be given to them, when they did nothing to earn it.
Everyone one of them should be saluting us the hard workers of america since their all stealing from our wallets and our families with their problems.
Colonel Ludlow: Indians! Indians were the issue in those days. I can assure you, gentlemen, there is nothing quite so grotesque as the meeting of a child with a bullet; or an entire village slaughtered while sleeping. That was the Government's resolution of that particular issue and I have seen nothing in its behavior since then that would persuade me that it has gained either in wisdom, common sense, or humanity.
I dont think their scared though, i think their intimidated because their just not used to it. It is overwhelming to fill out hundreds of questions, and for someone who those who are not used to it, it can be mind boggling and intimidating. I think as the next generation who will lead us into tomorrow, we need to nurture these soldiers after they leave by putting them in camps just like when they went into, so as to prepare them for a return to civilian life.
we could put the soldiers in there to protect our children on the streets until their safe to be released
Originally posted by tigpoppa
I have friends who know people who are in the military. Most of them abandoned their families to go crusading or whatever they do over there.
I mean its not like saddam or anyone is going to invade america so its kind of useless.
Not a single one of our elected representatives who voted for the gulf war had a kid int he military.
Lets look at that statistic and analyze its outcome. The only reason why none of them are in the military is because they went out and got real jobs.
Show me one wall street CEO who was in the gulf war. I googled it and didnt find any. Their to busy creating jobs and keeping our country running.
The military is a good place to send the lower classes since it keeps them from shooting up schools, or going to the top of towers like at texas a&m.
Idle hands do the devils work so I support sending them away, FAR AWAY.
but the point is why are they not getting training in re education camps when they return? They have bootcamp, I saw that in the movie Stripes, seems like these people who join can learn things. They should be trained when leaving, like a reverse bootcamp, one that teaches them life skills and how to be a real american.
I think since most join at 18 they forget about what its like to work for a living. Many get stressed out over filling out applications. I met someone once who was in the military and they got scared from a college application (some hero). I dont think their scared though, i think their intimidated because their just not used to filling out so many forms when they can just pick up a gun and shoot people to get their way.
we need to nurture these soldiers after they leave by putting them in camps just like when they joined and got to go to boot camp, so as to prepare them for a return to civilian life. We could use our prisons, they already exist and since many are not over filled, we could put the soldiers in there to protect our children on the streets until their safe to be released. If you look at the FBI crime statistics, veterans are responsible for as much crime as minorities per capita in the population.
Originally posted by harrytuttle
This is a volunteer military.
[edit on 11-5-2010 by harrytuttle]