2006/04/23

Be All That You Can Be...But Not At Sea

We still have a volunteer army and one that is stretched to the limit in Afghanistan and Iraq. So what does that mean? A draft? Nope...sailors, being trained at the Army's base at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, because the Marines didn't have the facilities to handle the 10's of thousands that are expected to come through in the coming months. The Houston Chronicle reports on many sailors who expect to be deployed to Iraq in the near future -
"This is excellent training, really. It will be very helpful. I'm headed to Iraq. I need this," said the 34-year-old reservist nurse from Columbus, Ohio.
Anyone want to take bets of why it's so critical to get existing members of the military on the ground in Iraq? The military says it's to relieve the pressure of repeated deployments. I'm willing to bet it's something else.

12 Comments:

It's just so darn hard to meet those monthly goals. And Iran is right next door.
Hmmm something else. What might kvatch be thinking...Quickie comments from me today! Busy, busy.
Beefing up the Navy presence in the Persian Gulf? Well, that can mean only one thing: the pirates are out of control.
hmmmm. scary stuff
Don't forget all the foreign kids from South America who are willing to sign up in exchange of citizenship. Tons of those from what I hear...
Don't forget all the foreign kids from South America who are willing to sign up in exchange of citizenship. Tons of those from what I hear...

Denisdekat, but apparently not enough (or ones that can be trained fast enough) to free up the battle-ready troops already deployed--troops that maybe they want to shift eastward.
So long Mom!
I'm off to bomb Iran!
Iran only to fall upon the oil fields ablaze in dissent!
Iran!
Iran `cause marching's for pussies!
Surely not! It's not hard to imagine anything these war mongers would do to keep the fighting going. I absolutely detest them.
Peacechick, unfortunately naval combat and ground combat require very different skill sets and outlooks. I think that this is going to be very hard on the sailors.
Iran only to fall upon the oil fields ablaze in dissent!
Iran!
Iran `cause marching's for pussies!


Iraq...we still really fear
The insurgency in our rear.
Train those sailor to a man,
While we go and attack Iran.
This is just unfucking believable. All those who support Bush should be drafted immediately.

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