The new ArmyTimes reports today that "The Big Red One" (Fort Riley, KS, 1st Infantry Division) will be the first headquarters to deploy. Pentagon says around 500 men and women (note that's 1000 boots ) will head out in about a month. Around 200 of them will be there as the 475 person increase. Uh wait... was I dreaming about the grand "no boots on the ground!" presidential speech when trying to get Congress on his side?? Okay, so blatant lies from the White House shouldn't shock us... Obama's already sent 1,600 troops... all wearing boots I presume. I hadn't known that. Maybe ignorance *is* bliss. Only there's a difference this time. Someone I love who's already done 7 deployments will most likely be going. I'm trying to remember if that "no boots" garbage was any kind of a comfort to the family in the past few weeks. I think it was... how fast we all forget. Wonder how THIS lie will be covered up? Maybe send them all in Salvatore Ferragamo and Jimmy Choo shoes so that it can be claimed "there are no boots!" Godspeed, Big Red One. Here we go again.