Another voice into the fray...
"I think we need a fresh start" at the top of the Pentagon, said retired Army Maj. Gen. John Batiste, who commanded the 1st Infantry Division in Iraq in 2004-05. "We need leadership up there that respects the military as they expect the military to respect them. And that leadership needs to understand teamwork."Again, this is one of my main points: this administration has asked our (mostly) young, poorer people to fight this war... Whether or not you agree with it is beside the point I'm making. As they fight for their lives, we at home are asked to 'go shopping' with the tax breaks this administration showers down on the "already haves".
Batiste told CNN that he was struck by the "lack of sacrifice and commitment on the part of the American people" to the war, with the exception of families with soldiers fighting in Iraq. "I think that our executive and legislative branches of government have a responsibility to mobilize this country for war. They frankly have not done so. We're mortgaging our future, our children, $8 [billion] to $9 billion a month," he said, referring to war costs.
And many American's buy this as "sound policy"... Don't they realize that all this borrowed money MUST be paid back -- with interest? Every dollar we borrow today essentially turns into $1.50 we have to spend servicing the debt in the future. That's money we WON'T have to pay for things here at home.
And who gets those American tax dollars that go to repay the debt/interest: the Chinese and other foreign governments that are propping up this administration's spending policies. It's crazy!
This administration is the most disastrous the nation has ever seen... That's not hyperbole - its a fact.