Friday, May 13, 2005

Closing military bases is the new BRAC, but not awesome.

SecDef Donald Rumsfeld is expected to announce a huge round of military base closings, or Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), in the Pentagon's lexicon. This is a change in infrastructure to meet the new demands of "war against extremists and other evolving 21st century challenges," DonRum said.
Hmm...closing military bases during wartime? That makes about as much sense as huge tax cuts in a weak economy.
Meanwhile, communities wait with bated breath to find out if the nearby base is on the chopping block.
Rumsfeld pledged to help the communities and workers that will be displaced by the process. "The department will take great care to work with these communities, with the respect that they have earned, and the government stands ready with economic assistance," he said.
Yeah, we'll see about that. Once the neocons decide that you are no longer useful to them, you are cast aside like a rotting carcass. Thus is the fate for the communities soon to be sucked into the BRAC hole. The good news is, the skeletal remains of the moribund military bases can be resurrected as oil refineries! Yay! another gift to BushCo. oil buddies.

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