12.08.2004

Speak truth to power: Army Spc. Thomas Wilson of the Tennessee National Guard: "Why do we soldiers have to dig through local landfills for pieces of scrap metal and compromised ballistic glass to up-armor our vehicles? ...We do not have proper armored vehicles to carry with us north."

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld: "You go to war with the Army you have, not the Army you might want or wish to have."

Rummycount: 1,276 soldiers have been killed in Iraq on Rumsfeld's watch.

Disgruntled? Why does the AP piece on this story have a headline that reads Disgruntled soldiers put Rumsfeld on the spot? Are they really disgruntled (in that suspicious "disgruntled ex-employee" way) or do they merely wish to avoid being blown to smithereens?

1 comment:

Captain Jack said...

Do you know what happend to Spc Thomas Wilson? Is he still over in Iraq? I am doing some research on this issue. Need to contact. Elcptnjck@aol.com