Doesn’t it bother anyone with the economic problems we are having here at home and we are throwing at least $10 billion a month down the rat hole in Iraq while the Iraqi government is stashing away $80 billion from oil profits in New York banks?
We are paying private contractors to provide security in Iraq at the tune of $400 a day per person along with our own military personnel. Well, I don’t want my tax dollars being used to provide security in Iraq. The private contractors should be paid by the Iraqi government.
If our military personnel want to stay there and play war games, let them stay, but not on my money. The military could offer them honorable discharges and they could go to work for the Iraqi government as paid mercenaries on contract.
This can be done, we have done it before in 1941 and 1942 when our military formed the 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG). These were American pilots who were given discharges and were allowed to fly American made P-40s with Chinese markings to help defend China from Japanese attack. They were mercenaries who were paid by the Chinese government and they got a nice bonus for each Japanese plane that they they shot down. This is a win-win situation.
Volunteers can still play war games if they want and get paid for it and we could save the $10 billion a month.