I particularly liked this broadside:
Okay, Frankly0, how do you arrange for such purchases? Where does the money go? How does it get funneled? Since Congress hasn’t made a separate appropriation, who gets money taken from them to make it work? What needs to be bought and how do we get it there? Since the strike group is racing at top speed, their logistic capability will be limited to equipment on hand until they get boots on the ground. Who writes the contract to lease the ships for the heavy lift?
Wouldn’t it make sense that these types of questions take more than thirty seconds to answer?
Even if you were correct about the reason for the money going to a larger number, I get a similar answer timewise using anecdotal experience and rules of thumb. Would it not make good fiducial sense to figure out where to spend the money so that the people who have that money taken from them (me, for instance) get that money used effectively? I haven’t checked with more than two of my NGO friends, but they also have a finite time frame to get into gear as well–unless they’re already on the ground it takes time to start rolling and flowing logistics.
Is that going to be automagically all better now that some hubris-laden arrogant functionary at the UN decided to publicly complain that he didn’t get everything he wanted?
Has your heart become so hard that you are unable to see any competence or good in others?
I’m glad he’s on our side.