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  1. plchacker

    How is the PA shitshow dealing with Joe now?

    No I hold the President, Sec.of State, and the Chief's of Staff responsible.  The generals on the ground were told to make potato soup without potatoes.  They did the best they could with the hand they were dealt.  I see this all the time.  I was once told to teach classes of thirty, in a lab...
  2. plchacker

    How is the PA shitshow dealing with Joe now?

    What you are describing is exactly what I was talking about.  Top down our military has degraded in training and readiness.  China is now a real danger. 
  3. plchacker

    How is the PA shitshow dealing with Joe now?

    First we never should have been nation building to begin with.  We have proven over and over we suck at it. Second, pulling all but 600 troops out and then starting the "Great EXIT Airlift" was just ass backwards.  There would have always been complications, no way around that, but to put...
  4. plchacker

    How is the PA shitshow dealing with Joe now?

    I agree with the bulk of what you said.  The real threat is to the East.  And yes the toys to fight the Chinese are certainly different, Navy heavy, fighters, subs and nukes.  Maybe the top Brass was not convinced, but there definitely was a culture change.  That change may not have included the...
  5. plchacker

    How is the PA shitshow dealing with Joe now?

    Afghanistan in a nutshell: We helped several tribes fight the Soviets and were well aware of how fucked up that place is.  We watched the Soviets fail. Then came 9/11.  W decided to continue his dad's beef with the area in general, Iraq in particular, but first lets attack a bunch of goat...
  6. plchacker

    How is the PA shitshow dealing with Joe now?

    I was on the USS Dewey during that same time, in that same place.  Fucked up shit is a good description.  We were not allowed to shoot back.  I ended up repairing bullet holes in the superstructure of other ships. 
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