Why They Yelled At Rummy

If you want to understand why those National Guardsmen cheered when one of their number griped to Secretary Rumsfeld about having to root through the trash to scavenge armor for their vehicles, I humbly recommend this JWM blast from the past:

The Pentagon’s Procurement Mess (May 3, 2004)

I think it’s one of the most important things I’ve ever written on this blog. Every American should understand just how unprepared our Army is for the war we have pitched them into.


Unbeknownst to Me

December 10, 2004
12:10 am

Rumsfeld Shirks His Responsibility

Now I’ve seen a furious debate over the question Spc. Wilson asked Defense Secretary Rumsfeld. Both sides have good points: the fact that so many soldiers cheered means that there’s a HUGE morale problem. But it’s also true that there’s…


December 10, 2004
6:23 pm

There was an editorial in a Vanity Fair a while back about soldiers parents buying them the pieces of armor that is bulletproof. They didn’t even supply them with it. So disturbing. And my little brother is draft age. And so are his friends, and some of them vote for GW – WHY?