Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 95 E300
Location: Inside my head
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I go with a friend [Army Major] when each Kentucky unit deploys out. We are there the night before and see folks in normal circumstance at either Fort Campbell, Fort Knox or Wright Patterson AFB. The guys are pumped and ready to rock. I have no problem with that. There is a sub group, however that is always present, has been in each deployment that is well over that edge. The Major usually says that those are the ones that will cost the government the most for the next 40 years. I believe he is correct.
When I go with him to the arrivals, most of the gung-ho is gone. Will they re-up, absolutely. Is that same fire there, NO. That is usually the sole property of the young recruit, just out of boot and ready to go in harms way. They zealotry begins there and usually ends there. Afterward, the very majority are very good soldiers.
You sure are busy with all of these things you do.
No subset of any given population, no matter how finely selected, will be without its nuts.
If his soldiers are over the edge and he signs-off on deployment, your major is an ass and a fool, doing his military and his country no favors. He is a bigger problem than the soldiers whom he maligns.
The biggest problems we are facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all and that’s what I intend to reverse.
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