Thursday, May 24, 2007

Our Generals timid?

Marines Fail to Get Gear to Troops
WASHINGTON - The system for delivering badly needed gear to Marines in Iraq has failed to meet many urgent requests for equipment from troops in the field, according to an internal document obtained by The Associated Press.

This is a story about how our Marines desperately need suitable equipment to fight the enemy they are facing.

The document [outlining equipment needs of our Marines] was to be presented in March to senior officials in the Pentagon's defense research and engineering office. The presentation was canceled by Marine Corps leaders because its contents were deemed too contentious, according to a defense official familiar with the document. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss it publicly.

This reminds me of the movie about the Battle of Rorke's Drift, where soldiers returning from the firing line to fetch ammunition were upbraided by the Quartermaster for not queuing up and waiting their turn.

Have our Generals become such wussies that they are subordinating our war fighting capability to political niceties?

If so, the Republic is lost.

Trackposted to Blue Star Chronicles, Outside the Beltway, The Virtuous Republic, The Amboy Times, stikNstein... has no mercy, Pursuing Holiness, and The Yankee Sailor, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe and OTA Wednesday.

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