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What in God’s name are they thinking in Washington, D.C.?  Are they truly part of the Soprano mob?   

The troop surge rears its ugly head every few days, and now we are hearing again how we have to give it time to work.  Tony "Capo" Snow held another absolutely stupid press conference announcing that the “American people must be patient and give it a chance to work.  There are no red “boxes” we can draw indicating clear benchmarks.”  If I hear the words benchmark and surge again, I will vomit. He goes completely and utterly unchallenged by our prestigious White House Press core "the gang", another bunch of village idiots. 

As reported in the Military Times and, yesterday Retired Gen. Jack Keane, Army vice chief of staff during the 2003 invasion "ret. Consigliere", said “withdrawing from Iraq before gains are made in securing remaining al Qaeda strongholds and disabling Shiite militias would show a lack of military understanding and could plunge Baghdad once more into sectarian bloodshed.”  “That level of violence and instability created by a precipitous withdrawal…will push this government to being fractured and beginning an all-out civil war.”  ( 

Gee, where have I heard this before?  Am I the only one who is listening to this garbage?  What will it take to stop the rhetoric and BS.  How long have we been hearing there is no all out civil war, just insurgents, and now “al Qaeda”.  How the hell did we get from Iraqi insurgents to "al Qaeda" anyway?  Do we even know who “al Qaeda” is?  I have the distinct feeling this group is made up of CIA operatives posing as loyalists to Osama bin Forgotten, and being paid by us!   

I have had enough of this crap, it’s time, no it’s more than time to bring the troops home YESTERDAY!  They are dying there for absolutely nothing that we stand for.  Oh, yes, they are dying.  But they are dying for Halliburton, Lockheed-Martin, Bechtel, Blackwater and the rest of the damned mega-billion dollar corporations being jammed down our throats.  Why do we keep allowing this sputum to emerge from the mouths of our elected officials and their subordinates who we pay, to go any further?  I work hard for my money, and I am mad as hell and won’t take it anymore.  My Grandfather who travelled to this Country on a boat from Sicily wouldn't pay a "vig" to the mob, so neither will I.  Furthermore, I will not send my son back to Iraq, fughetaboutit.  The troops are beaten to hell and back, some of them on their 4th tour, which no one is paying attention to except the less than 1% of military families living this horror. 

More so, Iraqis are dying by the hundreds every single day, refugees are leaving in the millions.  Get those troops the hell out of there and take the mercenaries with them.  We have absolutely no right to continue pounding the crap out of innocent people.   

In the same story about the “War Plan Heading for a Tough Fight”, it’s announced that the White House “urged lawmakers to reconsider a host of costly personnel initiatives added by the house armed services committee,” allowing for a 3.5% pay increase to the troops, indicating that our illustrious leaders who live in luxury in a big White Building, feel it is an “unnecessary” half-percentage point bump that would cost taxpayers $265 million in 2008.  The White House is also “disappointed” that the bill does not allow Defense officials to raise TRICARE (health care) fees and co-payments for those who have served their country, and their family members!   The current cost to taxpayers to fund the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is $12 Billion a month, and currently stands at a total of $½ Trillion for funding the war in Iraq alone.  A pay increase for our soldiers, however, is too costly.  It is truly unbelievable. 

There are no longer any words in the English language that can express the absolute horror of what I see before my eyes.  The only words that truly reverberate loud and clear are 4 letter ones, which are used by the mob and maybe they will understand finally.   

Rise up, America.  Thomas Jefferson said that “The Republic must be cleansed by a revolution every 200 years…” and I think it is time.  Our own Declaration of Independence states that “…when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” 

Read it, understand it, remember it, and take it very seriously.  It is time that scholars and historians in this Country create a new Declaration of Independence which will throw off our chains from despotism and give us a descent respect to the opinions of mankind and that we should declare the causes which impel us to separation.  In other words, enough already; Impeach the bastards for war crimes and crimes against humanity!

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Anti-war activist, mother of three combat tour US marine; member of the national steering committee for the "World Can't Wait" and member of Military Families Speak Out (my opinions do not reflect the national position of MFSO).
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