01 October 2009

Today's Executive Branch Embarrasement

She's always place the importance of the sound bite ahead of the facts.

Hillary Clinton, defending Obama's Afghanistan policy this weekend:

Now, the decision that was made to add troops in the spring has not even been fully implemented yet. You know, you don't get up and just deploy the 82nd Airborne, and they get there the next day.

Actually, Madame Secretary of State, yes they do. With six hours to spare, in fact:

Army Brig. Gen. William Mayville shared his concerns as the division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team trains to re-assume its role in June as the U.S. global response force. In this capacity, the brigade will be on 24/7 standby, ready to deploy anywhere in the world within 18 hours.

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