Saturday, May 8, 2010

Our Soldiers of Fortune Are Too Costly

Pay raises for the troops and soaring health-care costs are "eating us alive" says Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

Health care alone is projected to cost the military $51 billion next year, nearly one-tenth of the Pentagon's budget, excluding the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. {more}

Health care like this?

What the pentagon is essentially saying is that we can't afford to support the corporate welfare war machine and pay our troops a living wage and actually take care of them after they are maimed and psychologically damaged. The controlled AP even wants to eliminate some costs by pushing the agenda that many PTSD victims are fakers.'

Gates and the pentagon would probably prefer drafted slave labor soldiers left alone to their own devices after their 'tour of duty' is over. Living under a bridge and letting local services feed them until they eventually die.

There is a fix to all of this spending. End the wars and bring our troops home. Just say 'Hell No' to Israel and the war profiteers and the fraud of the 'war on terror.' We're not fighting for their interests anymore.

Just keep your kids from joining the military. There is no fortune in war for them.


  1. Strange, I took part in a little misunderstanding called Vietnam from the latter part of 1968 through to the beginning of 1971. The reasons for doing so were few, I was young, naive,patriotic and stupid, in short I believed the lies, needless to say I no longer do and should I have a son or daughter for that matter I would sooner take them out back and put a bullet in their heads than allow them to join the armed forces. That way at least they would know that they were killed by someone who gave a Damn.

    And oh by the way I was a Canadian at the time and I thought that Americans running to Canada to avoid the draft was wrong, it wasn't.

  2. I was drafted, young dumb and stupid.

    Ask not what you can do for your country but what your country can do for Isreal.