The Airing of Grievances
Monday, December 13, 2004
McCain: Rumsfeld Sucks
Earlier today, John McCain reiterated his sentiment that, based on Donald Rumsfeld's handling of the war in Iraq, he has "no confidence" in Secretary of Defense. And honestly, you really need do no more than listen to the man's own words to recognize that Rumsfeld is manifestly unfit for the task. For example, in a recent response to complaints from troops that they've been forced to dig up scrap metal in order to put together make-shift armor for their vehicles, Rumsfeld replied :
"If you think about it, you can have all the armor in the world on a tank and a tank can be blown up. And you can have an up-armored Humvee and it can be blown up."Well, ok then. That certainly puts the issue to bed. No need bothering with any armor now. After all, why give our troops the chance to survive an attack that would kill those in an unarmored tank and cause little harm to those in a properly armored one? I know, I know, silly question.