Thursday, August 5

Bush signs defense spending bill

Is it me or did I just hear the Money sucking Hooverâ„¢ fire itself up.
Second, this bill meets our commitments by making sure that our armed forces have every tool they need to meet and defeat the threats of our time. This bill provides $25 billion in emergency appropriations to support current operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, the front lines in the war on terror. This money will buy more armored Humvees, more ammunition, more fuel, more spare parts. It will upgrade our helicopters with the latest equipment, allowing them to fly more safely in the dangerous theaters.
The second sentence confirms my suspicions, another 25 billion in emergency appropriations, what was that sound, oh yes, the creation of numbered accounts in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands. I keep wondering why we wen't to war without enough armored hummers, amunition, fuel, spare parts, etc. It might just be me but it sounds like the military is in trouble.
This bill provides $10 billion for systems to defend against the threat from ballistic missiles. Later this year, the first components of America's missile defense system will become operational. This will fulfill a pledge I made to the American people more than four years ago. America and our allies face a deadly threat from ballistic missiles armed with the world's most dangerous weapons. And we will deploy the technologies necessary to protect our people.
Missle defence gets 10 billion. Awesome. Maybe it will work this time, color me doubtful though.
Third, this bill meets our commitment to America's Armed Forces by preparing them to meet the threats of tomorrow. Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we. We must never stop thinking about how best to defend our country when we all must always be forward-thinking.
Did you really want to end that third sentance with "and neither do we". I mean it's like a dangling modifier or something. It kind of implies that the administration is dedicated to harming the country or something. That fourth sentance just doesn't make sense