Tuesday, April 18

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US


Two years ago today, No More Apples was launched.

Reading some of those early posts (this is the 2688th), I'm disheartened. They could have been written today. Nothing's changed in BushWorld, except to get worse.

Here's an example:

DOESN'T ANYONE REMEMBER what it was like in the later years of the VietNam War? Very similar to the current conflict in Iraq in these respects:
(1) politicians were running the war instead of the generals;
(2) politicians were lying to the nation about the progress of the war;
(3) our fighting men were mostly boys drafted because they couldn't afford or gain entry to college, National Guard duty and other deferments that saved the hides of the more affluent;
(4) these young men were ordered or encouraged to exhibit animalistic behavior;
(5) lower-echelon officers such as Calley and Medina were crucified for such behavior while their masters went unpunished;
(6) these young men died for nothing. VietNam today is a united country, and communism has been pretty much discredited in most of the world.
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Where John Kerry is going wrong is in not remembering what he felt when he said, "How do you ask a man to be the last one to die for a mistake?" The invasion of Iraq was a criminal mistake, and I don't want one more American soldier to die for that mistake -- Bush's mistake, Cheney's mistake, Rumsfeld's mistake, Rice's mistake -- and yes, Colin Powell's mistake. Say what you will, Colin, about "good soldiering" -- that's the same excuse the Nuremberg defendants used.

2 Comments:

Blogger Left of Center said...

gratz! Glad your around and kicking. Even if it's the same old news, you help make it fresh!

12:22 PM  
Blogger Motherlode said...

Right back at ya!

1:48 PM  

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