So... ignoring the reality that we ARE in Afghanistan somehow makes all of this okay? Wave a magic fairy wand over how you want things to be and POOF all of the problems are solved? Furlough those who run and manage all of the support services for the active duty military, run ships, planes and tanks at higher tempos WITHOUT maintenance? Yeah...continuing to run my car without replacing/rotating tires and routine oil changes is a great idea! Way to save! Putting the people who are responsible for getting supplies and fuel to those in harm's way (while keeping them in harms way) is AWESOME. Let's just delay all maintenance inevitably... just wrap a towel over the dripping urinal pipes, and hope that's enough (dry rot/mold anyone?).