In the interim our "War President" has come up with plan after failed plan for victory in Iraq. To date, he has wasted more than 500 Billion dollars, our national prestige and the lives of more than 3400 of our troops on his misbegotten war. It's apparent that his latest plan is to continue to sacrifice our troops until he can dump the mess he created into the lap of our next president.
Yet, despite his self-evident malfeasance, the president enjoys the unquestioned support of The American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars -- so much so that both veterans organizations equate "support for the troops" with support for George Bush.
Both the "Legion" and the Veterans of Foreign Wars--VFW present their organizations as defenders of The Constitution, yet they fully support a president who is actively engaged in the destruction of our Civil Liberties by authorizing unlawful wiretaps, the opening of our personal mail, the interception of our Internet communications, data mining (including our banking transactions, credit card purchases, and airline travel) and the elimination of the centerpiece of our liberties, the writ of habeas corpus.
Which begs the question: Whose side are they on? George Bush or "we the people?"
-- remark by Paul A. Morin, National Commander, The American Legion, at the 47th Annual Washington Conference, March 6, 2007
VFW Resolution to Support War in Iraq: http://www.vfw.org/index.cfm?fa=news.newsDtl&did=2963