Monday, March 19, 2007

Step Up Congress

Four years after the invasion of Iraq, our nation is much more at risk than before 9/11.... our military reduced to the debris left from Bush's war of choice .

"Military is Ill-Prepared For Other Conflicts," is the chilling headline. Military officials say that "it will take years for the Army and Marine Corps to recover" from the over-rotation that has consumed 40 percent of the total gear, "wearied troops and left no time to train to fight anything other than the insurgencies now at hand."

In other words, our military has been gutted. Our treasury has been gutted. Our troops have been used like fodder for the ambitions of our careless and arrogant Demander-In-Chief.

The longer our troops are in Iraq, the more at risk they are. As Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker testified last week, sustaining the troop increase in Iraq beyond August would be "a challenge."

Equipment is also lacking among Army units in the United States, the vast majority of which are rated "not ready."

Our nation is at the crossroads. The White House and Congress have a choice.... put our nation first by starting to end our active military involvement in Iraq.... or, continue risking all on what has been termed our "death spiral" in Iraq.

As Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Adviser, told Tim Russert today on MSNBC, he's afraid nothing will change with the current administration because it is "too committed to its vast errors."

It's up to Congress.... the time for debate is over. Our national security is hanging by a thread.

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