October 2, 2013 3:49 pm -

Conservatives who don’t like government and think shutting it down is a good thing, ought to listen to Army Chief of Staff , General Ray Odierno, who recognizes the perils of the closures.

Odierno said the shutdown “impacts significantly day-to-day operations”, forcing the military to cut training and travel and to focus on essential tasks.

“The longer it goes on, the worse it gets. Every day that goes by, we are losing manpower, we are losing capability, so in my mind it is important we get this resolved,” he told Reuters in a telephone interview from Germany, where he was attending a conference.