blogenlust
12.08.2004

Rumsfeld's Greatest Hits: Tough Love


Via AMERICAblog is this gem regarding Rumsfeld's recent trip to Kuwait. Apparently the conditions in Iraq are so bad that our soldiers aren't afraid to ask the Secretary of Defense some uncomfortable questions. Maybe we should send the press corp there for a while. From the AP:
"Why do we soldiers have to dig through local landfills for pieces of scrap metal and compromised ballistic glass to uparmor our vehicles?" Wilson asked. A big cheer arose from the approximately 2,300 soldiers in the cavernous hangar who assembled to see and hear the secretary of defense. Rumsfeld hesitated and asked Wilson to repeat his question. "We do not have proper armored vehicles to carry with us north," Wilson said after asking again. Rummy's reply? [Not from AP, but from AMERICAblog] "You go to war with the Army you have."
All class, that Rumsfeld. He should have just said, "Your selfish fellow Americans back in the States, who can't even find Iraq on a goddamn map, need their precious tax cuts."