Now, why is it that Americans think Bush is making us safer when he is literally destroying our military? No wonder Iran is making all those nuclear noises.... they aren't afraid of Bush because they know we may no longer possess the military means to make good on our threats.
This is why the war in Iraq matters. This is why it matters if it was a mistake, it if was based on a lie, if it was poorly planned and poorly executed. Bush's folly is causing real world problems for us TODAY. Beyond the $300 billion he's already spent - money that we no longer have to pay for other domestic programs and problems (i.e., Katrina) - but we no longer have the military we once had, again thanks to George Bush. That puts every American family at risk.
Bush's mistakes have consequences, and anyone who says that his errors are water under the bridge doesn't understand that we're still standing on that bridge, and it's crumbling.
You get the commander in chief you vote for:
Stretched by frequent troop rotations to Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army has become a "thin green line" that could snap unless relief comes soon, according to a study for the Pentagon.So John Murtha was right after all.
Andrew Krepinevich, a retired Army officer who wrote the report under a Pentagon contract, concluded that the Army cannot sustain the pace of troop deployments to Iraq long enough to break the back of the insurgency. He also suggested that the Pentagon's decision, announced in December, to begin reducing the force in Iraq this year was driven in part by a realization that the Army was overextended.