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Lindsay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-03 10:01 PM
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How to ruin a great army? See Donald Rumsfeld
WASHINGTON - Armies are fragile institutions, and for all their might, easily broken.

It took the better part of 20 years to rebuild the Army from the wreckage of Vietnam. With the hard work of a generation of young officers, blooded in Vietnam and determined that the mistake would never be repeated, a new Army rose Phoenix-like from the ashes of the old, now perhaps the finest Army in history.

In just over three years, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and his civilian aides have done just about everything they could to destroy that Army.

http://www.aberdeennews.com/mld/aberdeennews/news/68572...
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-03 10:22 PM
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1. Head of Nail? Meet Face of Hammer.

Maybe help is on the way.


:kick:
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-03 10:33 PM
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2. Although there was no byline, per se, Joe Galloway wrote this fine piece.
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Melsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-03 10:52 PM
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3. Great article
Isn't it funny how "Support our troops" really meant "support an unneccsary war, screw our troops, and ruin the whole darn army."
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-03 11:16 PM
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4. The magic of Madison Avenue at work. Global Communication, Office of.
Fooling enough of the people enough of the time.
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-03 11:37 PM
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5. The army's families are also being destroyed
...looming social problems for America to deal with. The rightwingers don't like to spend money on social programs/education, so look toward building more prisons in the future.

Bush has created a powder keg in every hemisphere.
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-03 11:47 PM
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6. This article was printed today
in the Oregonian, Portland Oregon. I read it on my lunch break. I thought it was a great article.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-03 11:49 PM
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7. And Joe Galloway knows of what he speaks
Hope the troops and their families reflect what Rummy and AWOL are doing to our Army and Marines.
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maha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-26-03 07:13 AM
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8. Rummy is falling out of favor with the neocons.

There is talk of asking for his resignation, although I doubt Shrub will do that.
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