Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Rumsfeld peddles more lies

Rumsfeld was asked if he was worried about terrorist overflowing out of Iraq and into other countries during his press briefing today. His reply...(paraphrased) "the question is flawed, there were terrorists training and leaving Iraq before we got there." WOW! That wasn't in the 9/11 report. He also said we "liberated" the Iraqi people because Saddam used chemical weapons on his own people and neighbors. We remember Secretary...you were there in support of Saddam.

And meet the new Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff, Admiral Ed Giambastian1, from the NAVY! So, we are stuck in a ground war and the Joint Chief of Staff is from the Air Force and the Vice Chairman is from the Navy! I guess the Army and Marines' Generals are too close to the war and would advise reasonable actions the administration would rather not take into consideration...like adding more troops. No wonder more troops aren't being requested, their asking the wrong Generals!

What do Flyboys and Sailors know about grunt work? I guess Saddam was not only the biggest producer of terrorist in the world, he also had a powerful Air Force and Navy. LOL! Somebody get the clown makeup, Donald is joining the circus!


Blogger cabearie said...

DumbRummy just doesn't give up, does he?

And your comments on keeping the "grunts" out of Pentagon leadership is very interesting and something I wasn't aware of.

Nicely done.


Tue Aug 23, 07:10:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Elmo said...

Thanks Diane, I needed that!

Tue Aug 23, 07:31:00 PM CDT  
Blogger whiterabbit1967 said...

Nice blog.

Just be careful not to alienate too many of us flyboys (and girls)and sailors by belittling our missions or abilities. I reckon I did my share of 'grunt-work' while I was in, as did the rest of my family. While my family had a few jarhead and grunts tossed in for spice, most of us went air force.

One of my brothers, now retired USAF, returned home from Iraq after over 18 months in country. His weapons saw just as much action as the jarheads and grunts he was with. Like them, he slept either in the sand, in crappy tents, vehicles...whereever they were, however they could catch zzz's. He ate the same crappy MRE's, wore the same dust/sweat-stiffened clothes...

My FIL was a sailor in WWII- captured at the Battle of the Bulge, POW for almost two years, starved down to under 100lbs. His contributions prior, during and after captivity were just as important as his brothers-in-arms from other service branches.

I know where the gist of your post was stabbing at, but you sort of blithely negate the contributions of other service branches.

My jarhead hubby agrees on this. He is a combat-disabled vet who gets his paltry little check for some big sacrifices he made.

Thu Sep 01, 02:02:00 PM CDT  
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