Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Humble Libertarian has a great post up today on how our elected servants in the Senate are raiding the military budgets to the tune of 2.6 Billion - with documented deleterious effect to our troops in Afghanistan - so that they can bring back Pork to their states... SHAMEFUL conduct, but of course narcissists are incapable of experiencing genuine shame.... just fleeting embarrassment when they get caught. Isn't that right CHRIS DODD?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

U.S. Troop Funds Diverted to Pet Projects

This is unacceptable.

First we learn earlier this week that a detailed study by a military historian found that weapons failed our troops in Afghanistan during a critical moment in a firefight, leaving nine dead and 27 wounded:

In the chaos of an early morning assault on a remote U.S. outpost in eastern Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Erich Phillips' M4 carbine quit firing as militant forces surrounded the base. The machine gun he grabbed after tossing the rifle aside didn't work either.

When the battle in the small village of Wanat ended, nine U.S. soldiers lay dead and 27 more were wounded. A detailed study of the attack by a military historian found that weapons failed repeatedly at a "critical moment" during the firefight on July 13, 2008, putting the outnumbered American troops at risk of being overrun by nearly 200 insurgents.

Then today, Mr. Drudge links us to a disgraceful story about our Congress' priorities (or utter lack thereof):

Senators diverted $2.6 billion in funds in a defense spending bill to pet projects largely at the expense of accounts that pay for fuel, ammunition and training for U.S. troops, including those fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to an analysis.

It's just so wrong, I don't even know what else to say...


  1. I'd seen this headline elsewhere, but not read it, LA.

    Absolutely disgusting. Nothing is beneath these people. They should be made to explain this atrocity to the troops' families.

  2. It's one thing for equipment to malfunction - but for our troops' own government, that's malfeasance.

    I'm leaning towards the sentiment of one Tea Party sign that said "VETO - Vote Each of Them Out!"

    Thanks LA - blogrolled you.

    PS Will be in Greenwich November to endure the in-laws over turkey. Might go to Scott Moss' to punch paper, time permitting.