"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

October 25, 2005

"2000 dead and we're losing.

No one will enlist.

Soldiers are facing their third tour.

Most Americans oppose the war.

Yet, they talk of a ten year commitment.

With who's children? The Bush clan? No?

The Army is now running a series of horrid comnmercials where kids, black kids talk to the parents about all the fun things they can do in the military.

Truck convoys to Ramadi and patrols around Baghdad are not included.

Losing your leg is not included.

Having them make you a new skull isn't included.

Being told there is no money for college isn't included.

Watching your friends die in your arms isn't included.

2000 tragedies, 2000 lives cut short, 2000 families ruined.

For what?

Sunni guerrillas? Iranian-backed politicians? The return of Chalabi?

As William Odom said, this is the greatest strategic mistake in US foreign policy.

Yet, Bush will give another speech [this week] to tell us that it is a good thing that the Wal-Mart class sends their kids to die or be mained in Iraq. They won't treat them decently when they come home, but "military service is a noble profession". Not for Jenna and Not Jenna, but for your kid.

We have made Iraq worse, we have made America worse and we have trained a generation of terrorists.

What hotel will they blow up tomorrow? How many car bombs?

45 percent of Iraqis support the resistance.

How much longer will this go on? 2500 dead, 3000 dead? How many more can America afford to lose?" - - - Steve Gilliard

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