Reporters Jeremy Herb and Daniel Strauss, last evening, reported in The Hill on a change in the motto of the RCO, which was picked up by Drudge.
A group of Republican lawmakers is protesting the removal a reference to God in the patch logo for the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO).The motto used to read:
Doing God’s Work with Other People’s MoneyThose with little time in one of the Armed Services will fail to appreciate the cynicism of the motto. Those without experience in the Acquisition field will not automatically add, as they read the motto, "Through Godless Contractors".
Well, someone lacking a gene critical for a sense of humor jumped on this and thus the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers asked for a motto change, thus giving additional employment to the folks at the Army Institute of Heraldry. The motto was changed to:
Doing Miracles with Other People’s MoneyHonest. In Latin.
But, it is still work being done through Godless contractors.
The nice thing about this is that it gave a group of Republicans in Our House of Representatives an excuse to send a letter. Quoting the article:
The 35 lawmakers, led by Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), wrote a letter to Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz urging them to restore the logo with a reference to God.Honest.
And all of this "with other people's money". Our money.
Regards — Cliff