Now, its the long war or the Global War on Terror. Translation: The never-ending war.
How many deployments does it take to psychologically destroy a Marine? For some, its one or two. For others, its three or four.
How many deployments until a soldier just says no and crosses the border into Canada or goes missing in America?
The recruitment requirement for soldiers will be never-ending. Because never-ending war means never-ending injuries, both physical and psychological. Because never-ending war means never-ending death.
Ret. Gen. Tommy Franks recently told members of the NRA that the number of American troops killed in Iraq means little compared to the threat of terrorism. He even went so far as to stretch the more than 2,450 now dead to 24,000 or 240,000 possible deaths as acceptable in this never-ending war.
Our Messianic Decider recently said:
Its really important for those who wear our uniform and the enemy and the people of Iraq to know that the United States of American will complete the mission and in so doing will make our country more secure and be laying the foundation for peace.
Someone needs to nudge George and tell him that those of us who are heartbroken from never-ending grief caused by never-ending death caused by never-ending war are sick of his never-ending lies.
Tony Blair and George Bushs concessions of mistakes in Iraq are meaningless especially when followed by the excuse that they underestimated the determination of our opponents to defeat us. These opponents are the people whose hearts and minds we were supposed to win but swiftly lost when we wreaked never-ending havoc on their cities and their culture.
Our Onward Christian Soldiers march to never-ending war has been and will be a never-ending catastrophe.