Not a good time to be a soldier

The soon-to-be-former defense secretary has decided that the military will get the smallest possible pay raise while King Putz has already submitted a fat hike for civilian federal employees.

As Darkwater so eloquently quotes from Kipling:

“God and the soldier we adore/In times of trouble, not before/When trouble’s gone and all things righted/God’s forgotten and the soldier slighted.”

Not that our unwise withdrawal from Iraq means “trouble’s gone” nor our impending skedaddle from Afghanistan, either. Both are starting to smell a lot like our defeat in Vietnam. To my old ‘Nammie’s nose, at any rate. Which brings to mind this other appropriate quote from Kipling:

“When you’re wounded out on Afghanistan’s plains/And the women come out to cut up what remains/Then just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains/And die like a good British soldier!”

Or an American one.

Meanwhile, back at Fort Hood, where 13 were killed and 32 others wounded in an obvious 2009 jihadi massacre, the civilian cops who stopped it have been laid off and are p.o.’ed that King Putz still insists that it was a case of  “workplace violence” with no politico-religious overtones.

0 responses to “Not a good time to be a soldier

  1. Oh, boo-hoo. Piss on those cops for their failue to put three in center mass and two in the head of that raghead bastard.

    Either they couldn’t shoot worth a damn or they have a misplaced sense of sportsmanship.

  2. There’s a good video at the second, Atlas Shrugged link that shows how confining was the area in which they were operating, with a milling crowd of people in it. I imagine they were simply struggling to hit Hassan without adding to his body count.

  3. Oh… still the ”workplace violence” card? Don’t they get tired of playing that game?