I just read an AP article entitled “National Guard Units Face 2nd Tour in Iraq.” There is a quote, talking about the order the military will call up repeat units, that made me chuckle.
“Logic would lead you to go back to the ones that went first, and start going around again,” said Blum. “But that’s probably not exactly how we’ll do it” because the decision will depend partly on what types of units are needed.
I know Blum went on to clarify that it will be based on the needs of the Army but he could have worded his first statement differently and no brought up logic at all. This just reminds us that logic has no place in today’s military…
By now I’m sure everyone heard John Kerry’s comments:
Kerry told students, “You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well.” But, he added, “If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”
There has been some very interesting commentary around the blogsphere about his original comments including Stupid is, Stuck in Iraq (Drill Sgt. Bleu U.S. Army ret.), Yoor Soldjurs Kneed Halp, John Kerry, Not Presidential Material, reason #456,987,321, and more…
Personally I wasn’t overly upset since I’m stuck in Afghanistan not Iraq. Just Kiddin’
I had assumed that John Kerry was trying to take a cheap shot at George W. Bush but failed miserably. What I never expected was his stupid reaction when challenged on it. Either way he has now apologized.