The Army We Have…

Two sobering investigative reports in the nation’s leading newsweeklies this week.  Time Magazine reports our soldiers in Iraq have turned to anti-depressents to help their cope with this war without end.

Newsweek reports soliders faced with the prospect of returning to Iraq are instead suffering from self-inflicted wounds.

In 2000, candidate George W. Bush made a big deal out of saying:

 

“We have seen a steady erosion of American power and an unsteady exercise of American influence. Our military is low on parts, pay and morale. If called on by the commander-in-chief today, two entire divisions of the Army would have to report, ‘Not ready for duty, sir.’”

 Wonder if the president has any inkling of the morale issues his War in Iraq is having on our troops?