Sunday, March 25, 2007

A Coward Can't Know What Supporting the Troops is

posted by Bill Arnett @ 12:49 PM Permalink

I come from a military family and was always taught that service in the military was the most honorable way possible to serve the nation. I enlisted in the Air Force after high school, voluntarily served in Vietnam, and spent a little over six years bumming around Southeast Asia while in service. They were the best times of my life, although I later wound up suffering gravely for having served (Agent Orange exposure) which I have detailed before and will not cover that ground again.

So I have a serious problem with cowards who got five deferments to avoid serving, or those who got a cushy assignment in the National Guard and even then didn't perform to military standards, when they talk about anyone wanting to stop the slaughter of our troops in Iraq as being unpatriotic and "not supporting the troops."

The Big Dick cheney has been touring the country, wasting tax dollars, to speak to groups of sycophantic crowds who already support this maladministration and its corruption, to constantly hammer that false allegation that Dems do not support the troops.

At it again this week, as reported by Yahoo News cheney again makes that claim. Excerpt:
Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday accused the Democrat-led House of not supporting troops in Iraq and of sending a message to terrorists that America will retreat in the face danger.…"They're not supporting the troops. They're undermining them," Cheney told a gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition at the oceanside Ritz-Carlton hotel in Manalapan, Fla., about 60 miles north of Miami.…Cheney called it a myth that "one can support the troops without giving them the tools and reinforcements they need to carry out their mission."
The sheer hypocrisy of these statements is astounding given that the bush/cheney maladministration is directly responsible for lying to the world to support an attack on Iraq, and the very same people who sent in an insufficient number of troops, with insufficient body armor, with an insufficient number of armored vehicles, and that sat back and watched with glee the looting of Baghdad and the beginnings of the civil war that still rages now.

Why do we tolerate and listen to these cowards any more? They have proven beyond doubt their incompetence at every thing they have undertaken, the list of scandals in this maladministration and the corruption of Republican congressmen and senators is now legendary and far exceeds any alleged wrongdoings of the Clinton presidency, both in number and seriousness.

These cowards have so misused and abused our military that, aside from the units in Iraq, America has only ONE combat ready brigade, and that one is permanently stationed in South Korea.

America no longer is capable of defending itself if attacked without having to pull troops out of Iraq.

America, defenseless. All from the actions of cowards who have never had America's best interests at heart and who browbeat the flag officers of the military into submission and directly caused them to aid in the destruction of the military might of America.

And the cowards-in-charge dares question the patriotism of Democrats and alleges that Dems "undermine the troops" while ignoring the fact that it is they themselves that have undermined the troops every step of the way, even the wounded soldiers who cannot receive adequate care in clean, sanitary surroundings while their wounds heal.

I never thought of saying this about any other president and vice president in my lifetime: America is in the hands of low-down, slimy, disgusting little worms with no honor or morality whatever.

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At 7:30 PM, Blogger RoseCovered Glasses said...

I am a 2 tour Vietnam Veteran who recently retired after 36 years of working in the Defense Industrial Complex on many of the weapons systems being used by our forces as we speak.

Politicians make no difference.

We have bought into the Military Industrial Complex (MIC). If you would like to read how this happens please see:

Through a combination of public apathy and threats by the MIC we have let the SYSTEM get too large. It is now a SYSTEMIC problem and the SYSTEM is out of control. Government and industry are merging and that is very dangerous.

There is no conspiracy. The SYSTEM has gotten so big that those who make it up and run it day to day in industry and government simply are perpetuating their existance.

The politicians rely on them for details and recommendations because they cannot possibly grasp the nuances of the environment and the BIG SYSTEM.

So, the system has to go bust and then be re-scaled, fixed and re-designed to run efficiently and prudently, just like any other big machine that runs poorly or becomes obsolete or dangerous.

This situation will right itself through trauma. I see a government ENRON on the horizon, with an associated house cleaning.

The next president will come and go along with his appointees and politicos. The event to watch is the collapse of the MIC.

For more details see:

At 2:03 PM, Blogger Bill Arnett said...

Thanx for the links. It is a shame what these people have done to America and even more shameful that Dwight Eisenhower warned us all of the dangers of allowing the military/industrialist complex to gain control of the country. Less than two years to go for bush, thank god. Let's hope we are not destroyed as a nation by then.


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