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Is This Real Life?

Written by SK Ashby

Unfortunately, this is the real world we live in.

Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz unveiled a fantastical plan to "rebuild" America's military which will apparently include a plan to bring back Gluten.

That’s why the last thing any commander should need to worry about is the grades he is getting from some plush-bottomed Pentagon bureaucrat for political correctness or social experiments—or providing gluten-free MREs,” Cruz said, using the shorthand term for Meal, Ready-to-Eat, CNN reported. [...]

“It is time for America to once again prioritize a strong, advanced and robust military,” he said.

How can we expect to defeat the enemy if our MREs are gluten-free?

America already has the strongest, most advanced and robust military in the world by a very wide margin. There is nothing to "rebuild."

When Republicans say they want to "rebuild" the military it should be interpreted as code for saying they want to bring back Don't Ask Don't Tell, prohibit women from serving in combat roles, prohibit transgender people from serving at all, and resume the practice of using military force as a blunt instrument rather than a last resort.

There is no rational policy to be found here. It's just jingoism and machismo.