Wait. I Thought The Left Loved Our Military

I mean, they keep saying they care about them so much that they want to get them out of harms way in Iraq, right?

The U.S. Army’s effort to make its ground combat forces more agile and versatile is coming under fire by liberal lawmakers and special interest groups that are pressing for funding cuts, a conservative defense policy analyst said.

The Army’s Future Combat Systems Program (FCS) uses advanced communications and technologies to link soldiers on the ground with vehicles and sensors both on the ground and in the air. The goal is to give soldiers access to more data so they have a better idea of what’s going on around them.

A liberal interest group – Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities (BLSP) run out of the Vermont offices of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream – is pressing for passage of a U.S. House bill that would cut $47 billion in Defense Department spending and direct the money to other priorities, including education, job training and children’s health programs.

House Resolution 1702, the Common Sense Budget Act of 2007, was introduced in the first session of the 110th Congress by Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) and is awaiting subcommittee action.

I’m shocked! Well, not really, though, I am surprised that John Kerry is not spearheading this initiative to keep the military old school and dumbed down.

Unlike the Cold War, during which the U.S. Army trained for the possibility of conflict with the Soviet Union, “the army no longer has the luxury of preparing for one type of opponent,” Eaglen said. “Instead, the Army must be capable of operating in irregular, traditional, catastrophic, or disruptive conflicts – or perhaps all at once.”

“The FCS enables the Army to become more expeditionary and capable of responding to all types of contingencies, ranging from peacekeeping, counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, to high-intensity conventional combat,” she said.”

Sounds like a good idea to implement. I’d love to see soem Republican go up and force the bill on to the floor, see which Democrats vote to cut the funding.

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3 Responses to “Wait. I Thought The Left Loved Our Military”

  1. Karlo says:

    We only spend more that the rest of the world COMBINED on the military. I guess we need to constantly be on vigil against the Canadian sneak attack or those Iraqi commandoes who will soon be running up on the beach in Santa Monica. Regarding futuristic weapons, it’s interesting to keep in mind that 9-11 was perpetrated by people with mace (in some cases) or large scissors. Or boxes that they claimed to be bombs. Perhaps we should spend the next three trillion on a super-duper scissor stopper or an anti-mace spray. Or a wearable X-ray device that peers into boxes (this last can be used as a dual-purpose device to ogle all of those Republican babes).

  2. John Ryan says:

    ummm why is it that the little countries like say Ireland are not frightened of this giant uprising of Islam ? Wouldn’t it make sense for the muslims to go after the smaller countries first ?

  3. John Ryan says:

    Wait I thought that the right loved our military ??? Why are they always sending them off to die in foreign lands ???

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