It's really not too much to ask, is it?
Would we send a policeman out to patrol the streets with inadequate training and no bulletproof vest?
Absolutely not. The very idea is ludicrous. The patrolman would end up dead and on the front page of the newspaper for days, and his grieving widow would be the lead story on every newscast for days, wondering why the government was so sloppy that it led to her husband's death.
Would we send a firefighter into an inferno without a fireproof coat and an oxygen mask? That's absolutely insane.
So why is it that Jerry Lewis thinks that a law restricting the use of ill-equipped and improperly trained troops in a war zone is a horrible idea?
Furthermore, why does Tennessee's own Zach Wamp go along with it? Does he wish to endanger American soldiers? Or does he simply lack the testicular fortitude to stand against the Republicans on Appropriations that voted unanimously to endanger American soldiers?
Wamp recently said "Failure is not an option" regarding Iraq. Is a fresh stack of bodies his definition of "success"?
What's next? Shall we modify all military uniforms to put a bullseye on the chest?