Monday, November 12, 2007

Granny's got a gun

59-year-old grandmother Army Reservist back from tour of duty in Iraq. Captain Susan Max was given 15 days leave to celebrate her 35th wedding anniversary with her husband, and will be headed back to Iraq in a week. And yes, she carries a gun in an "unsecured" area of Baghdad. She joined the Reserves as a nurse, she is deployed as a Civil Affairs officer because apparently CA officers are in even shorter supply than nurses. That's the folks who work with the pointy tip of the spear, if you know what I mean.

Yep, a nurse has been given a gun and sent into combat. But what do you expect from an administration which allows 25% of veterans lack health insurance coverage? And which doesn't care that 25% of the homeless are veterans? The Busheviks may praise veterans, but really, they don't view them as anything other than political props or nice tin soldiers to move around on the map. What a bunch of friggin' sociopaths...

-- Badtux the Veterans Day Penguin


  1. I spent four years in the Navy. Why? Because I was young, stupid, and brainwashed.

    Wars *rolls eyes*

    I do have a gun, but only for personal protection on this very stupid planet.

    I do have the right to try to protect those I love, and of course myself.

    Well, also in case I should need one to get something to eat, but I haven't hunted for years, they already kill so many things that I just go buy it in the stores. Hugs.

  2. I'm sure you saw the news about the "Marlboro Marine" and his battles with PTSD since coming home today. Apparently Bush sent him some cigars after his picture made the headlines.

    I suspect what he really needs is good veterans care, along with tens(or hundreds) of thousands of his fellow soldiers. That's something Bush and the GOP hasn't been so willing to give.

  3. But Rummy told us that the troops are fungible - just wave a wand and ANG aircraft loadmasters become machine gunners.

    I had to qualify with a .38 and M-16 as combat crew, and I wouldn't trust me with a machine gun.

    This thing is totally FUBAR.

    We are going to have to start from scratch again, just like the 1980s.

  4. Meanwhile the rest of America returns to their tv sets to watch another episode of...something. Veterans Day is over and it's time for the troops to be forgotten.



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