Saturday, May 14, 2005

Life gives you lemons...make lemonade.

Commenting on the recent Base Realignment and Closure recommendations, Connecticut Senator Liberman's whinning is shameful:

"It is shortsighted," Mr. Lieberman said in a statement. "It is cruel and unusual punishment that Connecticut does not deserve and our national security cannot afford."

Military bases are a two-edge swords; providing economic benefits while they exist and hardships when justified realignments are required.

With limited resources, our military needs the flexibility to dedicate those limited resources in ways that maximize our effectiveness. What may have been appropriate for the Cold War can be a ball and chain in the War on Terror. The greater good is at stake here.

There is life after a base closure. Many communities have responded to base closures with new economic development on the land that is returned to the surrounding community.

Our fellow Americans that benefited during the good times of a base's operation should be thanked for their contributions to our national security and take a base's closing as an opportunity to apply some can-do spirit instead of wallowing in misery over the inevitable.


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