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Today's WEB carries more of the story about two American soldiers who were "...killed by friendly fire in Iraq on Dec. 4, 2006, but that the Army covered up the cause of death, attributing it to enemy action."

It is a sad report, but we can understand the sorrowful circumstances of the tragedy such is not so very rare in the fog of war, and indeed was most probably beyond the control of the troops at either end of the fight, beyond any motive of theirs, and a tragedy for all directly involved.

What we cannot and should not accept is that once again our government has lied to us. Why is it impelled to dishonor the two victims and to insult the citizens in such a manner? Once again we see that lies are the fabric of the treacherous cause in the distant deserts, and of what significance is this one small thread?

Indeed we do not "Support Our Troops" by allowing lies to pass, as we have for these six years. Our meager hope of some shred of redemption is to disallow the propaganda of the politicians, the poisonous egos, and greed mongers who would persevere in this treachery to their self-interest and to demand that the War of Lies end, and that our troops be returned to the embrace of their families NOW!

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Rafe Pilgrim, after "a life largely wasted on hard honest work," found himself a jungle of turkey oak, scrub pine and giant palmettos up a dirt road running east of Crystal River, Florida, which neither school busses nor the U.S. Postal Service dare (more...)

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