Comments: BROKEN

Well said. I get very tired of hearing all the negative things about the army. My husband would probably agree with your husband. It is nice to read your well-written essay expressing how many of us feel. Thanks.

Posted by Butterfly Wife at April 6, 2007 12:32 PM

Amen, ditto & well said Sarah.

Posted by tim at April 6, 2007 02:09 PM

Amen. You know, most of the time I am pretty apathetic about the BS I hear or read in the news, but occasionally I will get POed enough to write a letter or a post. But most of the time I am just thinking in terms of sheep, sheep dogs and wolves. Let them bleat. The victors write history...sometimes I would love to go back in time and hear exactly what the naysayers were saying back in the days...however, that doesn't really get recorded often. And sometimes I just want to go Atlas Shrugged on everyone.

Posted by CaliValleyGirl at April 6, 2007 02:10 PM

I can guarantee that if you become a Chinook mechanic, you WILL be working in your field. Ask my son who is a Flight Engineer. *grin*

As for Time... I expect no better from them. It's tiring to hear them bleat like that all the time.

Posted by Teresa at April 6, 2007 05:33 PM

Sarah wrote:
They fought with the Army they had and didn't write four-page articles on how doomed they were.

Well, they actually wanted to win back then. Nowadays... *sigh*

Though I was amused at the article's use of the "I'd rather be somewhere else" thoughts. I suspect there are plenty of people in any occupation that do that. Why are soldiers having such thoughts "proof" of a "broken" army, again?

(Hah! We can use scare quotes too!) ;)

Posted by Patrick Chester at April 6, 2007 09:11 PM

Very well written.

Posted by R1 at April 7, 2007 12:40 AM

I really regard what you say of the military. Of course there are always people who don't like their jobs, and some of those include members of our military.

But Time has again proven its liberal bias. I hope they go under. They did their whole revamping, hoping to rebuild the flagship magazine, but I think they are killing it themselves with their editorializing.

Posted by Tom at April 7, 2007 10:49 AM

I must have been the wierd one, then. I distinctly remember on several occasions thinking while in the field "gosh, why can't we use the nuclear simulation pyrotechnic instead of using kool aid to pretend we've been hit with nerve gas?"

Proof, PROOF that we were unprepared for anything in 1990! We trained with BLUE POWDER and pretended we'd just been gassed! Oh, the humanity! We were all thinking "what if they used REAL GAS" during the first Gulf War, paralyzed with fear because our training was so poor. How on earth did we survive in that old M113 and ragtop HUMMV? Despair! Woe!

Posted by Deskmerc at April 7, 2007 04:29 PM