Thursday, July 11, 2013

Why we can't have nice things

By Mustang Bobby

Via The Washington Post:

The U.S. military has erected a 64,000-square-foot headquarters building on the dusty moonscape of southwestern Afghanistan that comes with all the tools to wage a modern war. A vast operations center with tiered seating. A briefing theater. Spacious offices. Fancy chairs. Powerful air conditioning.

Everything, that is, except troops.

The windowless, two-story structure, which is larger than a football field, was completed this year at a cost of $34 million. But the military has no plans to ever use it.

But student loan rates have to go up, the sequester knocked billions out of federal grants to public schools, and they're furloughing teachers because, you know, we're broke.

(Cross-posted at Bark Bark Woof Woof.)

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