Friday, May 9, 2008

What to say?

Via Maru, I'm flabbergasted.

WASHINGTON — More than 43,000 U.S. troops listed as medically unfit for combat in the weeks before their scheduled deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan since 2003 were sent anyway, Pentagon records show.

This reliance on troops found medically "non-deployable" is another sign of stress placed on a military that has sent 1.6 million servicemembers to the war zones, soldier advocacy groups say.


43,000???!!!!! That's a third of the force, not just a couple admin weenies with strep. You can bet a good portion of those guys are carrying rifles, going on regular patrol rotations.

So tell me, Republicans, how is our 'great victory' (I'm still waiting for the Chimp's statue to rise in Baghdad) supposed to come about when a third of our troops there are basically 'walking wounded' in one form or another? Motherfuckers.

Thank god it's Friday. Mrs. F comes home from that other coast tonight. Yay! Off to the shop ...

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