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04/15/2008 12:00 PM ID: 70007 Permalink   

U.S. Military feeling the Strain


US army leaders have warned that the US troops currently stationed in Iraqs' ability to respond to any new contingency is highly questionable.

Professor of international relations at Boston University, Andrew Bacevich said of the US troops in the region: "We face a large and growing gap between our military commitments and our military capabilities. Something has to give."

The current conflict in Iraq has become the third-longest conflict in the history of the US and complaints from within the military point to a rift developing over the current strategy.

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  Bush and Co wants a 3rd war too  
I dont see how they will manage to get it without conscripting a million americans or so.
  by: slavefortheman     04/15/2008 04:30 PM     
  Considering US Military involvement in...  
Central and South America and the economic state of the World, the US has a problem on its hands. It's hard to bring democracy to people with the barrel of a gun, it's even harder when you're running out of bullets and willing men.

That said, what's really sad is knowing so many people that are currently serving there. They are getting burnt out and their nationalism and democratic ideals are running thin. Their families are worried sick and they are exhausted.

It's not the military feeling the strain, it's men like you and me. The leaders which is the military are playing golf on the weekends, spending the night in "all-out" hotels waiting to speak to congress.

This i believe is what split asunder Europe after WWI. That's why communism and fascism established themselves. I wonder what will come of this situation.

Therefore i think we either all play our part completely devoted to resolve the issue, or we get the hell out!
  by: mexicanrevolution   04/15/2008 05:55 PM     
I want us to pull out now. Actually I was against it from the get-go.

But I also feel that the US needs to get its nose bloodied and learn a lesson. The only way Americans will learn is a nice kick in the balls. So I kind of support a reinstatement of the draft.

These right wing nutter neo-cons that think war is the answer to everything will think twice when its their kids lives on the line instead.
  by: slavefortheman     04/15/2008 07:27 PM     
  McCain 2008  
The surge is working! Coming Soon.... The Freedom Super Surge, drafting freedom one citizen at a time.
  by: ukcn001XYZ   04/15/2008 08:39 PM     
"These right wing nutter neo-cons that think war is the answer to everything will think twice when its their kids lives on the line instead."

No politicians son is going to be the victim of becoming an unfortunate son.

Rewind to Vietnam, George Bush Jr. applies for the National Air Guard, a week before the draft. Amazingly, through some mishap his app jump ahead of thousands. And his lowly few percentage points above passing entrance test earned him a top spot far away from the dangerous war.

I guess it helps if George H. Bush is your dad... and sucks to be a second class middle class citizen.
  by: ukcn001xyz   04/15/2008 10:05 PM     
I agree no rich sons will die. However a lot of poor uneducated halfwit Bush lovers will finally see the truth. That this man and his cohorts are evil fascists and they dont care about their lil' Timmy that just got killed in Iraq because he was drafted 6 months prior and immediately deployed to Iraq... Or Iran (whenever we attack them).
  by: slavefortheman     04/15/2008 10:22 PM     
  It would be nice if everybody that went to war  
was required to fight naked. And the people that send them to war also must serve naked. Ought to be good for a laugh or two. Imagine that on the evening news. Should cut way down on the number of people volunteering for the military.
  by: White Albino   04/15/2008 11:21 PM     
  @White Albino  
Or outlaw war all together and have politicians face off on an American Idol style broadway musical dance-a-thon.

It would be comforting to see Dick and Bush actually show some initiative on their own with a freedom spirited, winner take all, dance off against Binny and Ahmadinejad. The last man standing wins in a competition set to to Lord of The Dance.
  by: ukcn001XYZ   04/16/2008 08:02 AM     
The draft coming back would not be a good thing at all. And none of the "nutty ones" would have to worry about their children being drafted so it would only affect the poor and middle class. Bushes followers wouldn't care then just like they don't care now how many men and women have fallen.

As for the military feeling the strain it has been happening way before now, the asshat leaders are just finally catching up to what most us have seen for the last few years.
  by: TaraB     04/16/2008 08:48 AM     
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