I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Wingnuts can't handle the truth

I'm a Vietnam era veteran. I remember when the M16 was first introduced in Vietnam. It really didn't matter if we could not get ammunition because they frequently don't work anyway. AK47's were the weapon of choice - they always fired when you pulled the trigger, a really good feature when you are in a fire fight. Now the mil bloggers most of which have never been in the military are all bent out of shape by this from Obama:
You know, I've heard from an Army captain who was the head of a rifle platoon -- supposed to have 39 men in a rifle platoon," he said. "Ended up being sent to Afghanistan with 24 because 15 of those soldiers had been sent to Iraq. And as a consequence, they didn't have enough ammunition, they didn't have enough humvees. They were actually capturing Taliban weapons, because it was easier to get Taliban weapons than it was for them to get properly equipped by our current commander in chief.
Matt Yglesias has the details.