Editor's note: Ted can be raw and visceral, but as a veteran, he also sees things and says them in a quite cathartic way
Well, now the Bush people are ordering soldiers out of their sickbeds to Iraq--.soldiers who already served multiple “tours” in many cases. Soldiers recovering from wounds physically and mentally.
This follows George’s more forgiving policy of allowing people with serious criminal records to enlist, not to mention his increase by ten percent, the number of high school dropouts he will allow to enjoy a fun filled, adventure packed cruise to the sunny shores of Iraq.
Clearly, these sick deviants are merely exchanging live bodies for dead ones. This in no way, improves any effort the Bush criminals have in Iraq. It’s like watering down a good liquor. The training is pathetic, the people hospitalized for injuries and such pay for their own food, and the US is claiming to train Iraqis when actually mercenaries from Blackwater and other such nests of low life’s are doing this dubious training.
The US Military claims some 3100 US casualties, a number that, given the Bush people’s penchant for lying, is likely to be twice or three times that number.
Remember the figures issued by the British Medical Journal; “Lancet.” They state that unlike Bush’s thirty thousand Iraqis killed, in actuality that the number is likely around 600,000. One can extrapolate the American numbers from here.
I find it hard to believe that there hasn’t been mutiny en masse in all the armed forces, but especially those on the ground. They’re being massacred by an inept officer corps, and general officers of which some have their lips glued squarely on Bush’s ass.
There is no real Iraqi Army and Police force when you have many being killed by men wearing Iraqi military and police uniforms. There is a full blown civil war in progress in Iraq, and the very first time people were killed by Militiamen wearing uniforms and weapons provided by the US should have been the very last example of such stupidity on the part of the Americans.
The US has little left to lose in the way of any worldly respect or trust. The US has demonstrated the total uselessness of their new high tech garbage such as ground weaponry like tanks, and individual arms. It has demonstrated the comique nature of the F-117 and the B-2. These clear boondoggles are costing trillions that could be better spent elsewhere.