An anonymous Navy Chief Petty Officer lays down the rules of the game.
America has the wrong Army. I don'tRead the rest, of course.
know how it
happened, but it did. We have the wrong Army. It's
too small; it's not
deployed properly; it's inadequately trained, and it
doesn't have the
right sort of logistical support. It's a shambles. I
have no idea how
those guys even manage to fight.
Now, before my brothers and sisters of the OD green
their fur up, I have another revelation for you. We
also have the wrong
Navy. And if you want to get down to brass tacks,
we've got the wrong
Air Force, the wrong Marine Corps, and the wrong Coast
Don't believe me? Pick up a newspaper or turn on your
the past week, I've watched or read at least a dozen
commentaries on the
strength, size, and deployment of our military forces.
All of our
uniform services get called on the carpet for
different reasons, but our
critics unanimously agree that we're doing pretty much
I think it's sort of a game. The critics won't tell
you what the game
is called, so I've taken the liberty of naming it
myself. I call it the
'No Right Answer' game. It's easy to play, and it
must be a lot of fun
because politicos and journalists can't stop playing
Chief, you know what the “right” answer is, of course: to disband the military; to be in such dire straits monetarily that the Armed Forces are required to “have a bake sale to raise money” as the infuriating bumper sticker suggests. The “right” answer is to “lie back and enjoy it” while the enemies of the American ideal rape the land and the people, figurative and, eventually, literally.
Also, go see what’s wrong with Hollywood’s latest effort to tell a military story. The fact that one of the depicted troops is a dope-head is a dead giveaway that the production has no military advisers. Two words: random urinalysis.
(Thanks to Instapundit)