Sunday, July 24, 2005

The Yellow Elephant in the room

Here's an interesting article:

Military Update: Personnel chiefs talk around war's unpopularity


BY TOM PHILPOTT

Published July 24, 2005

Deep into a four-hour congressional hearing last week on why the Army and its reserve components are missing recruiting goals, Rep. Vic Snyder, D-Ark., turned a spotlight on the elephant in the room.

The war in Iraq, Snyder said, is unpopular with many Americans - a fact that needs airing, given the all-volunteer nature of the U.S. military.

(snip)

Snyder, the panel's senior Democrat, finally raised what other lawmakers, two senior defense officials and 10 star-rank officers ignored in their remakes - perhaps in deference to President Bush or to protect troop morale.

"I don't think I agree with the view that somehow all we have to do is change the news reporting that comes from Iraq and Afghanistan, and that's going to take care of our problems," Snyder said. "First of all, there ain't no one in this room going to change the news reporting. These folks are professional journalists. They're reporting what they think is the news. But there's a deeper issue."


Waitaminit. A traitorous Democrap from ARKANSAS says the war isn't popular? Outrage! We need some College Republicans to step up and prove him wrong! Who's with me?

6 Comments:

At 25 July, 2005 14:58, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE FUCKING YELLOW ELEPHANT IN THE FUCKING YELLOW ROOM IS WHAT IT IS

 
At 25 July, 2005 21:35, Blogger the iconoclastic cat said...

Hey, check this out!

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US military chief urges more Americans to enlist in 'noble effort'

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050725/pl_afp/usmilitaryrecruitment_050725193613

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The head of the US armed forces, which face a sharp decline in new recruitment, called for more Americans to enlist in the military to defend their country from the dangers of global extremism.

General Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, called recruitment "a national issue" at a press conference in Washington.

More than two years after the US invasion of Iraq, the military is comfortable with its record of retaining currently active and reserve soldiers, who total 2.4 million.

But recruiting new soldiers for what Myers called "very noble work" is a real problem for the Pentagon and the country, he said.
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That article should be passed out to EVERY Young Pus..er, Republican.

 
At 26 July, 2005 13:03, Anonymous Ilex opaca said...

New!! (& OT)

Leak Clock showing time lapse between traitorous outing of CIA agent, and Republicans not investigating TraitorGate.

http://democrats.senate.gov/leak.html

No word yet on Vegas taking bets on when TraitorGate investigation will begin, end, or results.

 
At 26 July, 2005 21:22, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCK ARKANSAW THEY VOTED FOR BUSH

 
At 27 July, 2005 21:38, Anonymous Ken said...

do the yellow elepants know they could be killing brown people?

 
At 28 July, 2005 10:56, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE SHOULD REMIND THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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