Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Embassies Facing Security Cuts Waste Money on Chevy Volts | National Legal and Policy Center

The Colonel I worked for in Baghdad (five years in Iraq when I met him spring 2008 including leading one of the first Iraqi Brigades into the battle for Fallujah) preferred a Toyota with 50 cal mounted on back and a couple of “bubbas” (as he called the Iraqi troops he had trained) over the new V-hulled trucks. 

Not sure what he what have said about a Volt.
The U.S. military's newspaper, Stars & Stripes, recently reported that the Pentagon is buying Chevy Volts in a 1,500 electric-vehicle purchase, as part of the Defense Department's "green initiatives," which seek to reduce the country's dependence on foreign energy sources. 

A recent Congressional Budget Office study challenged the assumption that electric vehicles have any impact on such dependence, prompting the question of why the government is spending money this way. Against the backdrop of the attack on our embassy in Benghazi, and looming embassy security cuts due to sequestration, it appears politics and ideology are trumping common sense.
Embassies Facing Security Cuts Waste Money on Chevy Volts | National Legal and Policy Center

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