Friday, November 11, 2005

Veterans Day

It still means something to honor our war dead and wounded on Veterans Day. That is, it means something to the folks who get up in the morning and go to work and make the wheels go round that move our daily lives forward. Of course, our war dead and wounded mean absolutely nothing to the armchair warriors in the White House who have never gone to war and who turned themselves inside out to keep from going to war: George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Official Asshole Karl Rove. These traitors to the real heroes who made our country great have killed 2,065 American soldiers in Iraq for no good reason and have wounded 15,568 soldiers for no good reason other than to inflate their egos. The war in Iraq is a sin, travesty and blot against our entire country. But the brave men and women who have given their lives and who have been wounded in Iraq are a credit to the entire world and deserve better leaders than they have had to endure. The New York Times reported this morning that a senior administration official said President Bush has chosen today, Veteran’s Day, to deliver a speech which will be “the most direct refutation of the Democrat charges you've seen probably since the election.” President Bush will refute his anti-war critics by saying that Democrats who voted for the war used the same intelligence that Bush used but the Dems have switched. Yesterday Senator McCain (R-AZ) said, "There is an undeniable sense that things are slipping in Iraq." But he also said that withdrawing troops would be wrong. Instead, McCain wants more troops in Iraq…from 10,000 to 165,000 more troops. Do not be deceived by the faulty reasoning coming out of both Bush and McCain. They both know full well that although the people who voted for the war did not know the intelligence was faulty, the White House not only knew the intelligence was faulty, the Bush administration promoted the faulty intelligence as 100% reliable. That is a monumental difference. On Veterans Day of all days in the year, we must honor the Iraq war dead and wounded by demanding that the warmongers in the White House withdraw our troops from Iraq. There is no rationalization for the war in Iraq that President George W. Bush can come up with today or any other day that will justify the war crimes the Bush administration has committed. They all should face criminal charges and they all should be forced to resign.

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