This is a personal rant, so feel free to skip on to the next blog on your reading list.
The news just announced that the Army may be extending deployments to 15 months during the surge. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not griping about the possibility of my husband being gone for an extra three months. That would suck, but we'd get through it.
What gets me is my Dad's reaction to the news. The sound bite was all about the surge going through the end of this year, and when I brought up the fact the about half the troops for the surge AREN'T EVEN THERE YET, I commented that it was hard to work the math about keeping the guys for 15 months when we only have 8 months left in this year.
His response? The Bush administration was lying. They know that we'll be there well into next year, so they're lying about the surge only lasting through the end of this year.
Why does he think this? Because this Administration has never told the truth about anything. (His words...paraphrased)
I'm living in BDS land and it's sooooo lonely here. I can't even talk about the fact that I agree that the Administration has done a piss poor job of articulating the need to win this war, and the needs of the military to complete their goals.
It's all about Bush Lied.
When I moved in with my folks, we left it open ended that if they thought it wasn't working, I had other options and would go to Phoenix. I might just have to do that for the sake of my own sanity.
That, or just stop watching/listening to the news...at all.
Hmmmmm......that's not a bad idea either. ;)
Thanks for listening to me rant again. Those of you with blogs, please know how much I depend on you all to keep my sanity here!
UPDATE- Villainous Company was just what I needed to read tongiht, go read it for yourself!