As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Alert! 7 Years Have Vanished!

Rudy Giuliani's going around telling everyone who will listen that Bill Clinton hollowed out the military. Funny, I seem to remember a period between, say, 2001 and 2007, where a Republican President and a Republican Congress could have increased the size of the military and overall readiness if they needed too. However, the watchword of the Rumsfeld Pentagon was "transformation," based on making the military SMALLER and lighter and better able to deal in quick strike actions.

The military is indeed strained. Six years of nonstop war and calls for the whole nation to quit worrying and go shopping will do that to you. You got a problem with that, take it up with the guy in charge.

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