We’re surrounded. We have a pitiful excuse for a world-class military (NO criticism of the actual personnel overall – just the top levels and the structure and the equipment, and the CinC). We have an electorate that won’t vote for the most part, and those that do keep putting our recent string of “leaders” back in office time after time after time. But hey! We’re the United States of America! Nothing bad will happen to us! [sarc/OFF]
We went into town last night and attended a marvelous presentation titled, “The New American Freedom Train.” In one video segment of the live show, an individual said (as close as I can remember the quote): “The Soldiers are still the same, even though the civilian leaders and the ways in which the military are used are different.” Oh, what an entire book was contained in that single sentence.