Friday, June 22, 2012

Today's Armed Forces

Headlines from Wednesday's Military.com:

2 comments:

Elusive Wapiti said...

A depressing collection. #1, 3, and 4 are indicators that the military is rapidly moving away from being the "bastion of conservatism" it was alleged to be when Clinton was president.

samsonsjawbone said...

#1, 3, and 4 are indicators that the military is rapidly moving away from being the "bastion of conservatism" it was alleged to be when Clinton was president.

Really? Colour me overly optimistic, but it seems to me that these are policies enforced from on high, not necessarily in line with the feelings of the rank and file.

The surgery story is almost unbelievable. Not only is the aorta nowhere near the gallbladder (plus I don't think I have ever seen a chole that wasn't laparascopic - what is this, the dark ages?), but they didn't know that the aorta supplies blood to the legs and that SEWING IT SHUT would deprive the legs of oxygen? And THEN, it's not like tissues can't survive without oxygen for a little while; once they got the hemorrhage stopped, why didn't they do something to RE-ESTABLISH the blood supply to the legs???? My mind is really blown by that story.