‘Maybe we should buy some Cessnas for the really tough missions.’
If this situation were not so damn tragic that would have been funny.
These people are pathetic.
My original posts got me kicked off of Free Republic for 24 hours. I used some bad language. I’m an old military guy and I became very upset over Panetta’s comments. I really don’t swear unless I think I need to. In the Service, I swore because Soldiers get tired and lazy. Swearing let’s them know they better shape up. When I was a shavetail Second Lieutenant, Captain Francis “NO SLACK!” Andrews locked my heels and dressed me up one side and down the other for not taking care of my Soldiers. He did it in front of my platoon. He was absolutely right and I had it coming. I’ve always tried to take care of Soldiers after that and by taking care of them, I mean getting them home alive. I wasn’t trying to be funny. People need to wake up. I guess everyone’s tired and lazy. I can’t swear or they kick me off. That’s their privilege. Maybe they’re right. Whatever. People have got to start getting mad. Captain Andrews gave me a priceless gift by dressing me down. I wish I could pass it on to Panetta and the admirals and generals.