Tuesday, October 02, 2007

A National Committment to WINNING The Global War On Terror

I have been watching the Ken Burns' series, "The War" on PBS. I have found out that the United States had a population of 130 million people and that 16 million folks served in uniform during WWII. Given that those numbers are rounded, I'll hold this to one decimal point. Twelve point three percent, that's 12.3 % of the country was in uniform. Approximately one out of eight.

Today, in a country of 300 million people (and we are fighting to save our very way of life) we have only, and these are 2006 figures) 1,664,000 people in uniform. That is slightly more than 1/2 of 1 percent. Approximately one out of two hundred.

During WWII the country was asked to sacrifice. Virtually every thing was rationed to insure the 'war effort' got all the tools it needed to successfully prosecute the war. Auto tires, shoes, sugar and butter were just four of the many items that you needed a ration coupon to buy.

Is anyone being asked to sacrifice anything to insure our troops have all the tools they need to win this GWOT ??

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