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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:48 AM
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asking for more troops question
I am not a military person, but I keep hearing from the Bush* Administration that they will send more troops to Iraq if the soldiers there ask for more troops. I have heard that many times over the months and against this morning when reading a quote from Rummy.

Now, help me understand the military mindset. I know there is some pride involved in being part of the military, especially when you are a high ranking officer. Is it not like admitting defeat when you have to ask Bushco for more troops? Would not a real Commander in Chief that actually knew the military mindset and was not a Chickenhawk Supreme say, I am not going to wait until my generals ask for more troops, dammit, I can tell from here we need more. I am sending more troops to Iraq.

Or, am I all wet here?
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sangh0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:01 AM
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1. Admitting defeat implicitely beats actual defeat
Is it not like admitting defeat when you have to ask Bushco for more troops?
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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:04 AM
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2. My Opinion
Bush is not a leader, and the military minds that he surrounds himself with are nothing more then yes men. The real generals and admirals were retired, and put into their places were officers who will do the bidding of this Coward-n-Thief.

Just as H****r surrounded himself with officers who would not question his decisions, Bush has done the same. Are the generals comparable,no, but then again I don't think enough time has passed
to make that judgement.

Most real Presidents would have military officers, who would not be afraid to contradict the civilian government, and tell them that their plan is going to hell. But no such officers exist within earshot
of this pResident, and the others are more afraid of hurting their careers then they are of watching their troops get killed.

And in the end it's the soldiers and their families who will suffer.

I am a former soldier, an NCO, a Desert Storm vet. I spent 13 years on active duty, and left the service because of the direction that I saw it was taking. The 2 main duties of an NCO is to accomplish the mission and to take care of the troops under your command. The most important of these, in my opinion, is to take care of the troops.
For without those ssoldiers behind you, no one can accomplish the mission.

Don't expect much from Bush, he lives in his own little world, and none of his advisers, whether civilian or military, have the courage to tell him the truth.

So our troops will die, or be maimed, and for those that die, the pain
will stop, but for the wounded, their real battle is only beginning.
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