Thursday, October 25, 2007

Add a Portion of California Wildfires Damage to Cost of Bush's War

In California, half of the equipment the National Guard needs is not in the state, either because it is deployed in Iraq or other parts of the world or because it hasn’t been funded, according to Lt. Col. John Siepmann. While the Guard is in good shape to handle small-scale incidents, “our concern is a catastrophic event,” he said. “You would see a less effective response (to a major incident),” he said.
Think Progress » CA Guard Warned Of ‘Less Effective Response’ To Fires Due To Equipment Shortages Caused By Iraq

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was waiting for this post.

Do you really think that one more house would have been saved were it not for the Iraq war? Seriously?

TTH said...

I wouldn't have posted it if it didn't that that quote from the Lt. Col. of the Reserves.