March 31, 2008

Shameless Leaders

Joe Galloway was absolutely right in calling out Dick Cheney for his callous disregard for the American soldiers who toil wearily in his war of choice.

Vice President Cheney again stuck both feet in his mouth by saying and then repeating that we should remember that our military is composed entirely of volunteers; that our troops all volunteered for this duty, this burden, this sacrifice.

What's your point, Mr. Vice President? That because they volunteered to serve our country in uniform it’s okay to squander their lives in a war of choice, your choice and your president’s, and that it somehow matters less than if they'd been dragooned into service by press gangs or a draft like the one you dodged with five deferments during the Vietnam War because, you said, you had “better things to do”?

The 58,249 Americans who were killed in the war of your youth had better things to do than rest under their white marble, government-issue tombstones. I’m certain, too, that the 4,000 Americans who've died in the war that you and President Bush launched five years ago for no good reason and several that weren't true had better things to do than die under your command.

What's even more outrageous, is Cheney thinks that the person who carries the biggest burden is the mad-cap Bush who famously jokes that "those WMD must be somewhere".

"The president carries the biggest burden, obviously," Cheney said. "He's the one who has to make the decision to commit young Americans, but we are fortunate to have a group of men and women, the all-volunteer force, who voluntarily put on the uniform and go in harm's way for the rest of us."

And what's Bush's attitude? He's all sad that he can't join the boys in their fun war. For someone who also decided to sit out the war of his generation, I suspect if it came to that, he'd find a reason to sit it out. Unless, that is, he had a chance to participate in a little harsh interrogation, obviously an activity that really turns him on.

Posted by Mary at March 31, 2008 12:19 AM | Iraq | Technorati links |


What a scandal! The pictures of the English paper are despicable and make u throw up. A grey-haired old man is laying nude on the floor, hes tied. Hes moaning for lust. A blond whore is measuring his chest size, is looking for germs on his head. According to the paper, the man in the video is Max-Mosley. Unbelievable accusation: the sado-maso role play is similiar to the cruel Nazi examinations in concentrations camps.

Posted by: ccoaler at March 31, 2008 06:19 AM

The volunteers that are stoplossed must really love Cheney. Want out? Don't go in, because there are people dying now that are stoplossed.

Posted by: joe at March 31, 2008 12:12 PM

Clinton says Obama tries to stop votes

Posted by: ccoaler at March 31, 2008 05:05 PM

What an idiot. Was Bush burdened when he was dancing while waiting for McCain that day?

Posted by: Scott at March 31, 2008 05:09 PM

Yes, the worst is that the administration assholes thing this is a romantic adventure instead of a crime. People who re-up are also being two-timed and sent into war zones again, even though they have already done three tours.

The people responsible for the current wars are corrupt in all things.

Posted by: Scorpio at April 2, 2008 04:01 PM

While on my way home from work last night I saw a sign taped to the bus shelter where I was standing. It was yellow and looked quite amaturishly done -- large display type proclaiming lots of jobs, open, no experience necessary, with a list of the "jobs", all very professional sounding (technical, medical, etc.). Then when you read the 10 pt type, it was a flier for the National Guard with a recruiting sargeant's name and phone number. I looked at the other shelters in the bus plaza and sure enough, a flier was taped in each one. ARGH!!!!!!! Head - desk. I was so tempted to graffitti the signs with "yeah, sure, the job is in Iraq!"

Posted by: rmkrist at April 5, 2008 02:59 PM