Bake Sales for Body Armor - 2006
We've got to hand it to our governing party: Both liberals/Blue States and conservatives/Red States agree on something:
Our Department of Defense is such an incompetent, constipated bureaucracy that real Americans are privatizing body armor, whether before or after the fact.
Here's the latest outrage: The Army demanded that 1LT William "Eddie" Rebrook IV pay $700 for the body armor he was wearing when he was wounded in Iraq over a year ago, before he could be discharged. [Yes, that's right: Nobody in the chain of command could be bothered to do the right thing. Is the LA Times onto something already?]
John Aravosis of AmericaBlog and Steve Gilliard of Steve Gilliard's News Blog both took up the cause; John raised $5,000 today - thank you.
During the Middle Ages and the feudal period, noblemen actually raised their own regiments. But they not only took care of their soldiers, according to the customs of the time, but they also personally led them into battle.
Was that the good old days? Hel-lo!