Wes Clark said those words on the campaign trail in 2003. He was talking about the outsourcing of some combat operations to private companies.
It struck a cord with me but didn't get a lot of press. The CorpPress were in "ignore stance" as far as a the Clark campaign was concerned, but more than that, I don't think they saw a problem with outsourcing any government function. They bought into the whole right wing meme that private enterprise does a better job.
Since then, the Press have had a rude awakening. It looks like they finally got it with the Walter Reed scandal, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. The whole idea of replacing government functions with private companies, which has been the GOP's raison d’être from the beginning, has proven to be disastrous. And may I say, it comes a no surprise to most of us.
Private companies have a whole different mission from government. Their bottom line is to make a profit......service be damned.
But back to what Clark was talking about.........combat troops
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