Friday, May 16, 2003
Yes, I am at training this week, so I do not get on the internet much... next week should be better.
Thursday, May 15, 2003
I was reading a story about the fighting and genocide that is going on in the Congo and how the U.N. wants nations to volunteer to send forces there to stop the fighting and killing. France is leading the way saying they will volunteer troops. I like that fact that the article brings up past failures to act by the UN like Rwanda and Bosina. They fail to mention Iraq. I think it is sad that the UN is trying to show how it can flex its muscle now after it failed. I think that they should pick and choice, they should stop this genocide in all countries. When the US gets involved everyone gets pissed. I think France and the UN are trying to show how they help people in need, even though they failed 2 months ago. France shouldn't worry about putting troops here, they won't lose and contracts like they did in Iraq.
Here is the link to the article: http://www.msnbc.com/news/913630.asp?0dm=H1APN
On another note, I went to a booksigning last night by Mike Durant for his book In The Company of Heroes. He was the Blackhawk pilot that was captured in Somali. He talked about his experience and the failures of the government then to support the troop and provide them witht he resources they needed to get the job done. He compared the operation in Iraq with Somali. He pointed out what you can do if you have an administration that supports the military and supplies it with the resources they need to get the job done. I will let you know how the book is.