Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Lather, Rinse, Repeat

The howl that went up last week over "slashes" in the Pentagon budget were as predictable as an 18 foot LeBron jump shot hitting nuthin' but net.

Ken Silverstein explains exactly why that is...

Of course no one ever mentions that Camp Anaconda (the second busiest airport in the world) and the like are ever going to get scaled back, do they?

Yeah, I thought not...

As of Febuary 2006, Balad AB was home to about 30,000 U.S. troops.

The base is so large it has its own 'neighborhoods'. These include: 'KBR-land' (a Halliburton subsidiary company); 'CJSOTF' which is home to a special operations unit,' the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force and is surrounded by especially high walls that is, according to The Washington Post, so secretive that even the base Army public affairs chief has never been inside. There is a Subway sandwich shop, a Pizza Hut, a Popeye's, a 24-hour Burger King, two post exchanges which sell an impressive array of goods, four mess halls, a minature golf course and a hospital. The base has a strictly enforced on-base speed limit of 10 MPH.

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