Troops Continue To Be Supported In Fine Style

April 25th, 2008at 06:07pm Posted by Eli

Tell me again how it’s the Democrats who hate our troops?

A Fort Bragg soldier’s father uploaded a YouTube video of photos he took of his son’s barracks earlier this month.  The video shows the deplorable living conditions to which his son and the other soldiers of his unit in the 82nd Airborne Division returned after a 15-month-long deployment to Afghanistan.

The most shocking photo, in my opinion, is the one of the soldier standing in the latrine sink, trying to unstop a drain, while human excrement and urine fills the floor below him….

The Fayetteville (NC) Observer reported on this today.

The video was made by Edward Frawley, the father of a sergeant in the 82nd Airborne Division who returned from Afghanistan on April 13 and is among the soldiers now living in the barracks.”This is unbelievable,” Frawley says in the video. “It’s disgusting. It makes me mad as hell. If these buildings were in any city in America and were called apartments, dormitories, they would be condemned.”

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This is disgusting.  These guys just spent 15 months fighting Taliban in the mountains of Afghanistan and this is what they come home to.  America has three-quarters of a billion dollars to spend on the embassy in Baghdad, but our troops have to live like this.  It’s a disgrace.

Gotta start balancing the budget somewhere, so I guess you might as well start with the people who are risking their lives in hellish conditions for 15 months at a time.  That seems reasonable – wouldn’t want to touch any of the really indispensable stuff like the Iraqupation, and tax cuts for the wealthy investor class.

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