AAAAAAHHH... Good enough!
What's the most obvious thing you'd sacrifice for speed in sending troops to a counterinsurgency mission?
Why, counterinsurgency TRAINING, of course:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rushed by President Bush's decision to reinforce Baghdad with thousands more U.S. troops, two Army combat brigades are skipping their usual session at the Army's special training range in California.
Army officials say the two brigades will be as ready as any others that deploy to Iraq, even though they will not have the benefit of training in counterinsurgency tactics at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, which has been outfitted to simulate conditions in Iraq for units that are heading there on yearlong tours.
So, let's see - we're deploying troops to a war zone without any training in Arabic language or culture, without a clear mission, for an indefinite length of time (and do they even have the body armor and upgraded armored Humvees YET or are we still skimping on that, too?) and when they get injured they can expect to come back to the glorious VA system and recieve "substandard care".
But WE'RE the ones who don't "support the troops". Yup.