Saturday, May 28, 2005

A Little Disagreement

Civilized couples do not usually make their disagreements public, but sometimes it is appropriate.  
My wife thinks that out government is going to authorize direct combat service for women, eventually.  She also thinks there will be a draft.  I disagree.  It is in the best interest of those in power to have a military that is too small.  Then they can justify hiring contractors.  With cost-plus contracts, the longer the insurgency goes on, the more pipelines get blown up, and the smaller the military is, more money goes into the accounts of the Coalition of the Billing.

Of course, we all know that private companies always find the most efficient way to do things, and this always leads to savings for the taxpayer, so why complain?