Tuesday, August 12, 2003
::: Rumsfeld on Parade :::
OR Depopulation Within The Military
“We’re absolutely open-minded about how many people we have in the armed services,” Rumsfeld said. “The way to get the right number,” he added, is not to rush to a change “the first time you feel the effects of a spike in activity, as we do right now with Iraq.”
Very Disturbing ... after all, it is not really that important, there is no rush!
“But I can assure you that if at some point the circumstances in the world are such that the president and the Congress and the country believe that we need to be doing so many things that that it appropriately calls for an increase in end-strength, we certainly would ask for an increase in end-strength,” Rumsfeld said.
Last week the nominee to be Army chief of staff, Gen. Peter Schoomaker, told a Senate committee the Army is likely to need more troops to meet its worldwide commitments.
“Intuitively I think we need more people,” Schoomaker had said. “I mean it’s that simple.”
Rumsfeld was replying to a question about that testimony.
He said there were steps that could be taken to improve the efficiency of current troop levels, including putting civilians in jobs now being done by as many as 380,000 people in uniform.
Ok, so We The People, who have family dying in Iraq are just to dense to get it ~~ it is just WAR