Wednesday, August 03, 2005
I read the news today, oh boy..........
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....
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.
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.