http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/military/20070302-9999-1m2guard.html [Broken]The simultaneous burdens of warfare and homeland defense have battered the National Guard and Reserves, leaving them thinly staffed, underequipped and on the verge of collapse, a blue-ribbon panel with strong ties to San Diego concluded yesterday in a report to Congress.
“They are at their lowest level of readiness in decades. They'll continue to be less and less ready,” said Arnold Punaro, chairman of the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves and an executive for Scientific Applications International Corp., a San Diego defense contractor. [continued]
As we anti-Bushers have said along, as we see with the southern US border, and as we saw with Katrina, which may as well have been a full scale terrorist attack, rather than doing his job and protecting the US, Bush has been off on a wild goose chase. And hitting close to home, if our Governer here in Oregon hadn't stood up to Rummy, they would have taken away our Nat Guard fighter jets. Sometimes it makes one wonder whose side they're on.
If he really wanted to fight war, then Bush should have called for a draft, but apparently he didn't really want to fight a war.
Consider also, Walter Reed...
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