PRS was there when Barack _______ Obama, freshman Senator and former community activist, delivered a speech to the troops in Iraq in which he spoke extensively about the redeployment of several combat brigades as part of his plan for withdrawing from Iraq. At the conclusion of his speech, he invited questions.
PFC: Sir, my name is Private First Class Edward Andrews, and I was wondering if you know which is larger â€“ a brigade or a battalion?
B_O: I donâ€™t think thatâ€™s the issue. The important issue facing this country is the need to end this war and take the fight to Afghanistan, where the real enemy is.
PFC: Sir, do you know which is larger â€“ a squad or a platoon?
B_O: Again, thatâ€™s not important. What is important is that we use the military effectively. Any more questions?
PFC: No, sir. Iâ€™ve heard enough.