A piece in the NYTimes today talks about increasing doubts within the members of the armed forces and their families about the Iraq War. The our delusional leader continues his ways, all he is doing is whiling away time till he leaves office while using buzz words like "surge", "freedom" and "we are winning" and not to mention the lies.
Our military is broken, our debts rapidly piling up with a rapidly rising body count and ramifications from this conflict that will continue to take their toll in many more ways.
From the Times article..
There is a video here that you have to watch.
“There was no pride left in his voice, just this robotic sense of despair,” she said, describing a telephone conversation with her son, Skyler, 24, an infantryman on his second tour of duty in Iraq. “Mom, we killed women on the street today. We killed kids on bikes. We had no choice,” she recounted his saying.
The same week, she said, her son told her he thought he had seen the worst when he had to pick up the body parts of his dead buddy, but then he saw an Iraqi boy picking up what was left of his dead father.
And with this bit below, why are we still there.
Iraqi prime minister says U.S. troops can go 'anytime they want' link
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki shrugged off U.S. doubts of his government's military and political progress Saturday, saying Iraqi forces are capable and American troops can leave "anytime they want."
One of his top aides, meanwhile, accused the United States of embarrassing the Iraqi government by violating human rights and treating his country like an "experiment in a U.S. lab."
Impeach Bush & Cheney!
So while the politicians lie and dither and the Washington pundits bloviate (conveniently forgetting they were among the cheerleaders of this fiasco) we continue our downward slide.
This has been an unscheduled version of my weekend rant. And I hate to sound pessimistic but things are not looking good for us.