Operation AC has raised $2,876,392.00 and has sent 9,400 air conditioners, 14,500 heaters and $1,901,960.35 in Morale, Welfare and Recreation supplies to US troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Not too bad for a soldier's mom and his family and YOU our contributors.A. The US military can't or won't supply its own soldiers with adequate combat boots? Or socks?
Operation AC has suspended sending air conditioners to our troops as of 9/1/05. We send combat boots, socks and wicking t-shirts now.
Logistics and Delivery of Air Conditioners is now a danger to our troops. I can not risk the lives of the civilians delivering the air conditioners nor can I put safety of our troops at risk by allowing the chain of custody of these electronic items to be compromised.
B. The security situation is such that shipping air conditioners is a hazard? What does that mean?
Remember the old bumper sticker? "It will be a great day when schools have all the money they need, and the military has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber." Turns out it's not a great day: they never run out of bombers, but those who serve get turned into charity cases. I don't usually recommend that someone read Michelle Malkin, but look at her list. Bray's right that most of it doesn't really amount to much in the war effort, but I think that list itself is a deep indictment of the state of the US military.