Reagan's NSA Director: "Withdraw from Iraq, Impeach Bush"

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    General William Odom was the Director of the National Security Agency. This guy's credentials are stellar and unimpeachable. Here is an excerpt of his recent essay:

     
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    wow... some pretty harsh words.
     
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    I knew that the Bush 1 Administration had made the recommendations on cutting Army personel that Clinton had made, but I did not know that they had recommended to even cut it further?
     
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    Rummy wanted a "leaner, meaner military"... he also felt exceptionally threatened by the military command and intentionally cut them off from the president.

    You should read State of Denial.
     
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    Bullshit....
    1990 Army-732,403 Navy-579,417 Marines-196,652 A.F.-535,233
    2000 482,170 373,193 173,321 355,654
    1/2005 494,112 370,445 177,207 369,523

    Not only did the Army expand, but the total forces grew since 2000
     
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    Alpha,

    the article just said that Rummy RECOMMENDED that they cut forces further, it did not say whether he accomplished the recommendation or not.

    Your stats show that he didn't cut, but do you really think that increases in all of our divisions of the military of ONLY 27 thousand soldiers since 2000, with an attack and a couple of wars later is REALLY an increase? to me, that is nearly a cut, with all the duties that are required of them, throughout the world and in afghanistan and iraq?
     
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    Numbers, numbers, I like the impeacment option :)
     
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    :bowdown:
     
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    Democrats will NEVER vote for an increase in end strength of any meaningful number. It would require paying for them and the dems are to busy spending our tax dollars on lazy shits that think the Government owes them a living. Clinton emasculated the military and then wasted the supposed savings on more social programs.

    Now explain again how we need more troops in Iraq BUT you are against the surge?
     
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    Don't you know?

    You send your army to die in a war of choice with what you've got, you can't wait until you've built up the Army to a safer level.... That's what Rumsfeld has said.

    And Retired sgt, IT WAS the Bush 1 administration that Recommended to cut the Army and Air Force DRASTICALLY after the Cold War had ended. Their recommended cuts were even deeper than what Clinton took.

    It was a wise decision, considering the times.

    Since the Bush 2 administration KNEW they were going to attack Iraq right after 911, they had a year and a half to build up the Army and the rest of the Military. It has been 6 years now since 911 and our Military has virtually had no increase in soldiers, 27k increase among all of the branches of the Military.

    Now, tell me again HOW GREAT republicans are with taking care of the Military or building up the Military for the tasks at hand, so I can have a good laugh this morning.
     

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