So Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the military can save $49 billion in the next 20 years by closing upward of 180 military bases (May 14). How many billions have we already committed to Iraq again? And how many jobs would be lost and cities and towns devastated by these closures? The wheels on the bus go round and round.
So, let me get this straight. We're closing 180 military bases. At the same time, Iraq is worse for our troops than it was during the "war." In addition, we're threatening, bullying and offending countries all over the globe ... hmmm ... works for me. Maybe "Rummy" isn't short for Rumsfeld after all!
As a taxpayer, my view is that there aren't enough bases being closed and any defense of a base the Pentagon does not need or want is government waste and a burden on every taxpayer. My only question is why only 33 big bases? And yeah, please close the one in my backyard. I'm tired of paying your salary.