US soldiers in combat could use an assist from a civilian workforce while trying to rebuild war-torn nations, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.
Speaking at a town hall in Racine, Wisconsin, Obama called for sending a "civilian expeditionary force" to Afghanistan and Iraq to help overburdened military troops build infrastructure. His remarks were first reported by The Associated Press. Raw Story
"So what I’m trying to say is, don’t put all the burden on the military. Make sure that we’ve got a civilian expeditionary force," said the president, adding that the civilian force would build schools, bridges and roads in regions cleared by the military as safe.
First, comes the question of whether there exists a substantial number of saps who would go for this. Second, it's a guarantee you can take to the bank, that they would die like flies. Third, is the truly Dark Lord sort of shit, where these civilian go-getters morph into irregular einsatzgruppen.
I am creeped out in a big way by this, Such a proposal leans in the general direction of degeneracy.
Would this decision lead to the never-leaving, ever-renewing, perpetual occupation of Afghanistan? The horror, the horror. `Copeland