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Yes, gays should be allowed to serve openly. 'Nuf said
Last edited by Jerry; 02-15-10 at 10:21 AM.
I know my troops wouldn't have been couped up in an IFV, providing the enemy with a massed target, waiting for some electronics goo-roo with a one-five-five round and a cell phone to blow them up.
Crusader? Nighthawk? New battleships? $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Not for troops.
The point I was making, is that the next time the Liberals start whining about soldiers in field lacking equipment, stop and think about the new billets that had to be constructed to accomodate their agenda.I just don't want you pretending that our procurement and acquisition systems are about supporting the Soldier or saving lives.
I was an 11M, remember? I know all to well about water coolers that we couldn't drink from, ammo we couldn't fire, amphibious vehicles that would probably sink and fuel pumps that failed and could only be replaced by sending the track on a year long journey back to depot maintanance to have it replaced. It couldn't be done at the unit level, because the turret had to be taken completely off the vehicle.
Trust me, I have no illusions about how the system works.
Ya'll still having fun with those vampire pumps?