ISAF is intent on destroying troop morale in Afghanistan

March 25, 2010 · Posted in Commentary · Comment 

In a myopic move that is certain to destroy troop morale, the ISAF announced on its blog that it would shut down some amenities in the Morale[sic], Welfare and Recreation (MWR) facilities at the Bagram and Kandahar bases in Afghanistan.  Among the casualties are Orange Julius, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, and Military Car Sales.  The ISAF will also reduce the volume of canned and bottled goods coming into the bases, first-run movies, as well as non-USO entertainment shows. Read more

Proposed "war tax" being considered to end borrowing

November 30, 2009 · Posted in Commentary · 1 Comment 

What’s being called the “Share the Sacrifice Act”, is being proposed to end borrowing to pay for the war in Afghanistan. 

House Representatives Dave Obey, the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee,  John Murtha, the Chairman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, Congressman John Larson, the Chairman of the Democratic Caucus, and eight other Democratic Members introduced the legislation last week that would impose a war surtax beginning in 2011.   Read more

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