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April 26, 2008

More Support For Our Troops.

From The Fayetteville Observer:

A spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole said Dole’s staff is contacting Fort Bragg and Pentagon officials today in response to a just-posted YouTube video that depicts soldiers living in deplorable conditions in a base barracks.

And:

The YouTube video shows paint peeling and falling from exposed pipes in the barracks, mildewed ceilings and showers, a toilet seat torn in half and a soldier standing on a sink trying to unplug a bathroom drain. Sewage appears to cover the bathroom floor.

The video was made by Edward Frawley, the father of a sergeant in the 82nd Airborne Division who returned from Afghanistan on April 13 and is among the soldiers now living in the barracks.

“This is unbelievable,” Frawley says in the video. “It’s disgusting. It makes me mad as hell. If these buildings were in any city in America and were called apartments, dormitories, they would be condemned.”

Here's a screen capture of that soldier (who, according to the narrator of the tape, was stationed in Afghanistan only days before) trying to unclog that drain:

Note the brown water. Anyguess what that is? And remember that guy was in a war zone only hours before. This is safety, this is home for him.

See the whole disgusting thing for yourself:

More evidence of how well dubya supports the troops.

And if you're thinking that I'm being too partisan in that previous sentence, just imagine if these photos were taken during a Democratic administration. What would the Republicans' reaction be? The media's?

2 comments:

Jared McLaughlin said...

I watched the video. I served under Clinton and G.W.Bush and it seems to me that this is par for the course. According to the comments of more experienced soldiers, this is pretty much how it's been for a very long time.

Am I saying it's right? Nope. I'm just saying that no one in America really cares. It's not so much the people at the top, it's the everyday citizen. No one has really cared about soldier welfare for decades. So, why call theses Senators and Congress members who will continue to not care? Ya'll are still going to vote for them next time, so what difference does it make to them?

I've got another idea. Run for office. Fix it. Want regime change? Changing presidents doesn't do that. These senators and congress members are co-conspirators. Get rid of them all, to the last man and woman. Refresh their ranks with real people. Encourage your neighbor to run and vote for them.

Otherwise, crying to your "superiors" will only get you the same as praying to my big toe. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

first comment! only comment?

Am I saying it's right? Nope. I'm just saying that no one in America really cares. It's not so much the people at the top, it's the everyday citizen. No one has really cared about soldier welfare for decades. So, why call theses Senators and Congress members who will continue to not care? Ya'll are still going to vote for them next time, so what difference does it make to them?

Fight on you ego-maniacs about Obama and Hillary, but not one of you really show concern about the very people you want your candidate to "bring home" You are hippocrates from your first blog entry. ego-maniacs, not true Patriots! Sincerity.