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June 30, 2004

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"It does seem rather obvious, if nothing else, that we're waging the war against terrorism on the cheap, and that the military was stretched a bit thinner than it should be by the decision to invade Iraq when combined with a reluctance to increase the military."

Amen to hear that from the left. I'd be all for a tax increase specificially tailored to raise enough money to increase troop pay and increase troop levels.

Well, my solution would have been to plan the invasion of Iraq a bit better, but I'm certainly all for increased troop pay. Even if it means paying nonmilitary contractors a bit less.

Uh, the debate about the millitary tact is still very much up in the air. It'd be a shame to assume the solution, a priori, without a rational debate. Quite the contrary, the reason we're in this mess is that no discussion was had, passion ruled the day, and debate was shut down. If we had had such a debate, we wouldn't be in the mess we're now in, and we therefore wouldn't be whining about how we're going to increase the millitary.

Circular arguments are best left unlinked.

"Uh, the debate about the millitary tact is still very much up in the air."

Apparently I'm the only reader who has no idea what this means.

I thought I had posted to that prior thread, but I see I was wrong. I had thought I quite thoroughly disposed of that rumor here.

Well, I am one of the unlucky few. Here are my stats:

QM officer (Captain), I have been out of the Army for 11 years and have done nothing with the Army for those 11 years. Last served in May of 1993 in Washington, D.C.

Was deployed to Rotterdam to run the port during the first Desert Storm.

I am suppossed to report in 30 days. Anyone else in this situation? I am logging events in my Blog at www.kevinomeara.us

Later

Capt. Kevin, Hey thanks for your kind words. Yes I'm in the fight of my life but I will not go awol. I'll fight administratively for as long as it takes and is financially feasible.
Take care and watch your back!

David

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