Friday, February 01, 2008


From today's Progress Report ... one (because there are hundreds) thing Bush will be remembered for is destroying the U.S. Army and National Guard:

HOMELAND SECURITY -- U.S. MILITARY NOT PREPARED FOR A HOMELAND ATTACK: A new report by the Commission of the National Guard and Reserves "determined that 88 percent" of National Guard units are not prepared for a catastrophic attack on the country. The 400-page report "concludes that the nation 'does not have sufficient trained, ready forces available' to respond to a chemical, biological or nuclear weapons incident, 'an appalling gap that places the nation and its citizens at greater risk.'" Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart, head of U.S. Northern Command, said about 4,000 Guard and Reserve troops would be trained over the next year to be "assigned to a three-tiered response force." Bush's escalation last spring has left the U.S. military overstretched. Earlier this week, Gen. David Petraeus "said the Pentagon wants to bring troops home quickly to reduce the strain on the armed services." Last fall, Army Chief of Staff George Casey said it would take "three or four years" for the military "to put ourselves back in balance" after the Iraq war.


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