February 19, 2004

Eisenhower Was Right:

"The US Army's chief of staff, Gen. Peter Schoomaker, told the House Armed Services Committee that he is going to increase the size of U.S. forces by 30,000.

Did Congress authorize the increase? No. And when a few congressmen indicated to the general that they'd be pleased to have Congress authorize the increase, the general responded that Congress didn't need to trouble themselves with providing such authority - that Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld had already authorized the temporary increase under his "emergency" power - and that the "emergency" would justify the increase for the next four years. In other words, "Don't worry your pretty little heads"


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