Saturday, December 16, 2006

Broken or Broke

Smirking Chimp:

I have no idea why this story was not on the front page of every newspaper and at the top of every newscast yesterday, but it wasn't. The story ran on only one front page, that I'm aware of. And that was on the paper that broke the story, the Wall Street Journal.


Yesterday the WSJ's defense correspondent, Gregg Jaffe, reported that US Army officials have told the White House they are broke. Worse than broke actually. The Army, despite its $168 billion budget, is out of money and being forced to cannibalize operations, here and in the war zone, just to keep the lights on. [emphasis in original]


I just sat there reading this with my jaw hanging open. My grandfather told me stories like this of the German Army, after Normandy and Stalingrad, after German manufacturing resources were bombed into oblivion and there was nothing left.

Seems the Chimp has reached that milestone without help of a conquering army. All he needed was Halliburton, KBR, and the other 'mercenary corporations' who've privatized everything the military used to do. They should all swing.

Read. The. Whole. Thing. and get really pissed.

Tip o' the Brain to Xan @ CorrenteWire.

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