Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Will My Parents Put It on the Fridge?

Cause you know I printed it out and I've been carrying it around all night! I showed it to our fav bartender at East Bay!

From the National Review Online Media Blog

Underreported News: War in Afghanistan [Greg Pollowitz]
Over in the Web Briefing, there's a good article in today's Washington Post on how the new rules of engagement to protect civilians are causing the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the Taliban don't subscribe to the same R.O.E. Via must-read milblogger Boston Maggie (and follow @BostonMaggie), here's video of a Talban attack on U.S. soldiers. Notice how the Afghan child is of no concern to the terrorists (the child was reportedly treated by U.S. medics at the scene and transported for further care.)

Also in the Web Briefing is this Fox News report that General McChrystal wants 30-40,000 more troops for Afghanistan. What's not clear in the article is if it's 30-40,000 total troops or 30-40,000 "shooters" who would then need thousands more soldiers to support their role. The media fell into this semantic trap during the Bush administration and it's important to know the real number.

09/23 10:59AM
Now remember, my favorite BeerGirl - Maryann gets the real credit for this. She is linked (but not named) in the post.

But still "Via must-read milblogger Boston Maggie" Yikes!! Admit it - you could hear my excited screaming from there, couldn't you?

Still, there is a down side - Jen & Grace are suffering terribly. All that heavy lifting, pounding my ego back down to size.....and they are only at 2/3 strength since Jen's BFF, SB is off having a "blue water" adventure on a carrier. Jen actually sent my new Marine an email telling him to "tone it down", her job is difficult enough.


Jamie said...

That's great! You'll remember the little people like us right?

BillT said...

*That's* what the squeals were all about? Geez, we were betting that either the CNO or Brian Lamb had stopped by your digs for cookies and conversation...

BostonMaggie said...

Thanks Jamie! Don't worry, USO Girls are too important to treat like less than the royalty they are!

MMMM Brian Lamb...better than cookies!

The CNO is welcome here anytime, I hope he knows that.

Anonymous said...

Your phrase is matchless... :)

Anonymous said...

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show (teach) him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.