Chris Muir's Day By Day

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Obama Administration To Use Contractors In Iraq?

"In place of 'boots on the ground,' US seeks contractors for Iraq."

Let's get this straight: they're still boots on the ground - - mercenary boots.

So we're to have two separate armies in the US now? One a low-paid army of suckers patriots, the other a high-paid army of mercenaries? Basically you'll spend a term in the Army of Suckers Patriots before taking a discharge and joining the Army of Mercenaries?

h/t This Ain't Hell.

1 comment:

newrebeluniv said...

Let's get this straight: they're still boots on the ground - - mercenary boots.

Let's get this straight, there is no modern distinction between mercenaries and the Regular Army. They both get paid and don't go to war if they aren't. They are both paid by the some government and perform the same missions. The real difference is that contractors are cheaper.