Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates quoted ”
“In my opinion, any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should ‘have his head examined,’ as General MacArthur so delicately put it,” Mr. Gates told an assembly of Army cadets here.
As a C-141B/C Flight Engineer in the USAFRES, I have been to almost every continent. There are very few military bases across the world that I have not landed on. With 4200 flying hours and 1600 sorties over a 20 year period, I have a robust knowledge of our world. In addition, I served from 1978 to 2006 and was activated for Iraq. My father served in the Strategic Air Command for 20 years and two tours in South East Asia.
Governor Scott Walker is now attempting to win the “hearts and minds” of the military industrial complex for campaign donations. According to Scott Walker, we must have boots on the ground in Syria and possibly Iraq. In essence, Scott Walker is evolving into quite the obtuse war monger. It is clear that Scott walker cares more about committing our troops to other people’s problems and serenading special interest than focusing on the needs of America. It is clear that Scott Walker prefers spending tax payer dollars 10,000 miles away in lieu of spending it here in America. Just like Bush and Obama, Walker wants to commit billions and trillions on Marshal Plans for Muslims 10,000 miles away. Apparently, Scott walker has not learned a thing from Beirut, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, or Vietnam. We can only conclude that Scott Walker is quick to commit the lives of our troops without reflection. Walker is a closet war monger in the mold of a Dick Cheney and must be eliminated from consideration and censured.
Meanwhile America’s Federal Aviation Fleet is 60 years old. The VA budget has ballooned 8 fold. There is a one million back log of VA claims. America has 1/2 million pieces of equipment in Afghanistan. Our bridges are falling into the river.