Wednesday, March 14, 2012

So Panetta says Congress doesn't really count anymore

and doesn't trust the troops to be armed when around his sorry ass; isn't that interesting?
“In a sign of the nervousness surrounding Mr. Panetta’s trip, the Marines and other troops who were waiting in a tent for the defense secretary to speak were abruptly asked by their commander to get up, place their weapons — M-16 and M-4 automatic rifles and 9-mm pistols — outside the tent and then return unarmed. The commander, Sgt. Maj. Brandon Hall, told reporters he was acting on orders from superiors.

“All I know is, I was told to get the weapons out,” he said. Asked why, he replied, “Somebody got itchy, that’s all I’ve got to say. Somebody got itchy; we just adjust.”


Windy Wilson said...

Erich Hartmann, the top German fighter ace in WW2 was asked to surrender his pistol when he was summoned to Hitler to receive the Knight's cross with crossed swords, oakleaves, diamonds and whatnot of the Iron Cross.
The story goes that he refused, saying that if Hitler didn't want his pistol he didn't want Hitler's medal.
Sometimes you have to be an arrogant 21 year-old German fighter ace to cut through the bull Generals cannot.

skidmark said...

If you cannot trust the Marines to be able to identify the enemy, then who can ....

Oops! I see my error there.


stay safe.

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