Vic Furman says failure to develop our natural gas and other energy sources at home means putting our sons and daughters in harm’s way abroad. It’s time to drill gas wells upstate and bring home our soldiers.

This was the news story today in upstate New York:

[b]Breaking News Out of New York[/b]

[i]National Guard soldiers and helicopters were deployed to Kuwait on Wednesday morning to help fight abroad, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today.

The New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade sent 60 aviation soldiers and 10 UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters from the Albany International Airport, Gannett’s Ashley Hupfl reports.

The deployment is part of a total of 450 New York Army National Guard Soldiers to support U.S. troops in Kuwait announced earlier this month.

“These men and women have served New Yorkers well, including providing critical storm response during the last few years, and now they have answered the call to serve our nation overseas,” Cuomo said in a statement. “We look forward to seeing them return home safe and sound.”
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Frankly, while I admire the service these young men and women will render for their country and share our governor’s sentiments regarding them, this story makes me angry – very angry.

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Comment by Deb Reynolds on September 27, 2013 at 8:48am

I find this HUGELY OFFENSIVE. 

Yes, we need to drill for natural gas, reduce our dependence on foreign oil. 

Yes, terrorism (in many forms) is financed by oil money. 

But, in honor of those who have died, and those who have served, the war on terror is NOT ABOUT OIL. Afghanistan HAS NO OIL. Blaming fat cat politicians and others for "a war for oil" is the same thing as pissing on my boys--both living and dead. 

The people who say these things are simply fortunate that my boys are willing to spill their blood, spend their lives, leave their families, their jobs, suffer all kinds of things, for ASSHOLES to say THIS STUPID SHIT.  

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