Yesterday Imentioned that August of 1990 was not a good month for my father, what with his capture and imprisonment by Iraqis and his subsequent escape to freedom.“They tried to kill my father, man!” So, GW and I have that in common. What I didn’t tell you is that my father loathes the current occupation of Iraq because the United States took one tiny mess and turned it into a much larger and unmanageable one. When chided by my brother that he should have rejoiced when the leader of his captors was executed, my father simply replied, “Of what use was killing him if it will only create more hostages and more pain? Just because I suffered doesn’t mean others have to.” Dad’s right – in the name of the past and present, we murder the future.
And we do it so well on our own. Who needs to blame terrorists when we shoot the nation in its foot every single day?
Michigan Sen. Carl Levin, the Senate Armed
Service Committee chairman, took issue with an effort by Majority
Leader Harry Reid to cut off money for the war next year as a way to
end U.S. involvement. “We’re not going to vote to cut funding, period,” Levin said. “But
what we should do, and we’re going to do, is continue to press this
president to put some pressure on the Iraqi leaders to reach a
Spineless suckers, just give away hard-won ground and advocate your nerfball pressure – yeah, the Assministration is going to cave to that. We will never win this war, so what difference does it make when we call it a draw and retreat with some of our lives and honor intact?
Jesus died on the cross for our chocolate. Iraqis and Americans continue to die for our self-righteousness and quick buck.