Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The Beancounter Brigade -- Somehow these rotters always win



Is this the conduct of a country that's winning a war?

Army demanded $700 from city man who was wounded

Rebrook said he tried to get a battalion commander to sign a waiver on the battle armor, but the officer declined. Rebrook was told he’d have to supply statements from witnesses to verify the body armor was taken from him and burned.

“There’s a complete lack of empathy from senior officers who don’t know what it’s like to be a combat soldier on the ground,” Rebrook said. “There’s a whole lot of people who don’t want to help you. They’re more concerned with process than product.”

Update 02/08/2005

Army blasted over soldier’s body armor

Update 02/09/2005

Hurt soldier billed for gear to be repaid

3 comments:

Gazetteer said...

Maybe he should his own $700....million.....until Mr. Rumsfeld gives him his arm back.

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'Thought & Humor' said...

.
There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones
and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a
time to turn away. A time to
search and a time to lose.
A time to keep and a time to
throw away. A time to tear
and a time to mend. A time
to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

May this be
your time to laugh,
embrace & receive
personal peace,
Dr. Howdy

P.S. Hey Matt - notice how I can post on your blog w/o one word of profanity or threats & there will never be any posting on my blog about how horrible you or your blogs are...

Whetam Knauckweirst said...

The difference is, I don't SPAM anyone -- you do. SPAMMERS are unwelcome parasites. I merely gave you a squirt of verbal Murphy's Oil Soap hoping to make you leave my life forever. But you appear to have the resilience, as well as the soul, of a cockroach. Bully for you.

From here on in, I'm deleting all of your postings on my blog. You're not welcome around here.