Wednesday, August 03, 2005

I read the news today, oh boy..........

Another 14 dead. That makes 39 in the last 10 days, just in case anyone gives a shit anymore.............

Comments:
thats the problem with people like you, you dont fucking care!
 
I cared enough about American lives to not vote for that retarded sack of shit that currently occupies the oval office. Also, since I am the one who made mention of the constantly escalating death toll over there, I obviously care a great deal.

To clarify for you, I was being cynical in my remark because these kids are repeatedly sent over there to die for no reason. More than 1800 have died in Iraq alone since the invasion, and the "powers that be" seem to be alright with that. I guess any price is ok in order to serve the political agenda and secure those oil fields.

I just read an article about one of the guys who died Monday. He was from just outside Cleveland Ohio. "Lance Cpl. Jeff Boskovitch, 25, was an aspiring police officer who planned to set a wedding date with his girlfriend when he returned home this fall."

I guess America is a safer place now because Jeff is dead, his dreams are shattered, and his family and girlfriend's lives are ruined, right?? Isn't that the "party line" that makes this all acceptable?? Whew, I know I'll sleep better tonight! Thanks George for sending Jeff over there to get killed for all of us! That was mighty nice of ya!

"Masked gunmen showed up in the Haditha public market Monday afternoon displaying helmets, flak jackets and other equipment they said were taken from the Marines' bodies."

If these gunmen had the time to strip the dead Marines of all their gear, I have to wonder what horrible things they had time to do to their bodies. Afterall, mutilation of one's enemies is a big deal over there.

I know Republicans can't bother themselves with these petty little details because they are busy regurgitating the party agenda down the rest of the world's collective throat, but I certainly can.

This "war" has been a dismal failure and an embarassment to us all, and it is time to end it. Therapy and medication is available for anyone who can't see that glaring fact.

Here's an idea! Let's see if we can get our people out of that third world, worthless shithole before the death toll reaches 2000!

What a concept, huh!

Boy, if there was only someone in charge who could say enough is enough....

Yeah right!!
 
FYI Hutch, those Marines aren't fighting for their country or people like you anymore. All they got is each other. That's what they are killing and dying for at this point. It's all about the guy next to them. That's the only reason they need. Just ask one of them. I have. I got two friends from USMC reserve units in the "Sunni Triangle" now. One of whom is a Mainer, actually. They'd tell me, and you, "Jeff" died for the guy next to him. They don't have the luxury of looking at the big political picture. 60 years ago, right war or wrong war, the people of this country would have banded together and done what ever it took to get the job done. Not for themselves or their country, but for those in harms way. It's time to stop bitching about being over their in the first place and do what we gotta do to stabilize that country and get outta there. I don't think leaving that place in it's current state would do any one any good. You know as well as I do that we'd be back there in a few years. If you do "care" about the Americans dying over there you don't have to buy into the administration's lines of shit as to why we are there, just remeber that being cynical and constantly questioning why Marines are dying doesn't do them any good. Saying they died for "nothing" couldn't be further from the truth for them.

Here's a link for anyone that want's to help out USMC famillies by doing more than bitching about what they're doing in a war.

http://www.semperfifund.org/about/index.html
 
The spirit of our age is one in which the prejudices of the past are put behind us, where our diversity is our strength. It is this which is under attack. Moderates are not moderate through weakness but through strength. Now is the time to show it in defence of our common values."

Tony Blair
 
Jake, I have to be a cynic right along with you. This is a repeat of Vietnam and the lesson we did not learn then or now is that you cannot fight a war so far away from American soil and expect to win. We are so outnumbered and the amount of American troops is just a drop in the bucket compared to the opposition. Our military trains for several weeks and then there they are fighting a force that makes a way of life of fighting. We are not born hating any race, living to kill, believing that if we die carrying a bomb and successfully kill others along with ourself that there is some great reward awaiting us in the hereafter. If you do not understand the enemy how can you defeat him? This is an economic war and we are losing it. Let's go after the masterminds of 911 and call an end to this diversion of what we should be doing to avenge our brothers and sisters who died on that day.
 
AMEN!
 
Here's an interesting factoid regarding the mental health of our returning soldiers. I guess this IS the new Vietnam...

Army: Mental Ills Worsen After Troops Return

A survey of troops returning from the Iraq war found 30 percent had developed mental health problems three to four months after coming home, the Army's surgeon general said Thursday.

The problems include anxiety, depression, nightmares, anger and an inability to concentrate, according to Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley and other military medical officials.

A smaller group, usually with more severe cases of these symptoms, is diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
 
Wow!!, that's a news flash. People involved in combat get stressed out. Quite a shocking development. Who would've guessed that?
 
Yeah, I know it. Hard to believe. I bet Lil' Georgy Junior feels just fine though!
 
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