What a fun week it's been! Rummy comes off looking like a complete jackass after being grilled by a GI with a planted question. But, you know.. It's about time! Rummy has been getting away with too much, and never deserved a second term, even in Bushco.
The truth suffers when Rummy and Bushco speak. Not just the truth is being shattered.. Freedom of press is being crushed. The reported who asked the brave GI to grill Rummy stated it was his only way to get that question aired. The reporter, Edward Lee Pitts of Chattanooga Times Free Press, stated he planted the question because he knew he wouldn't be allowed to ask questions.
Rummy's brilliant response ""It's essentially a matter of physics, not a matter of money," Rumsfeld said. "It's a matter of production and the capability of doing it.
"As you know, you have to go to war with the Army you have, not the Army you want." (CNN.com).
So Rummy calls our military men and women wussies. Hmmm... Way to be give them pride and moral in what their doing when a large part of the world is calling them and us war criminals. Bloody brilliant. Glad to know he's with Bushco, because it just makes life so much more fun for the 48% who voted against this kind of crap.
Bush retorted to the negative publicity with: "If I were a soldier overseas wanting to defend my country, I would want to ask the secretary of defense the same question. And that is, 'Are we getting the best we can get us?' And they deserve the best," (CNN.com).
Well, Bush, crack up the production on some armor. The economy is sluggish, get the industrial business booming by giving them something to do. I'm sure there are plenty of companies who would love to get that job (could you perhaps look in the yellow pages instead of just asking Hali-Cheney-ton to do it?). Go on.. Try it out. You put us in a war time state, so how bout a war time economy? Put some of those out of work people back to work. Give our troops the protection they deserve and are asking for. Talking the talk is well and good.. But back it up with real actions to improve the safety of our American troops, not just line the pockets of your good ole boy network.
Huddled masses, do you have some bullet proof glass you'd like to donate to the cause?