Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Troops Sold Down the River

I just caught The Daily Show from last night and saw the segment about Cindy Sheehan. Of course, all of the right wing pundits from Fox News are calling her a nut case and a shill for the left, etc., etc.

Personally I think it's a shame that more parents of troops killed in Iraq are not doing the same thing. For crying out loud, she lost her son in a war that had no business being fought...a war that has had so many justifications for it that I've lost count. Our government is entrusted with a precious gift, namely all of the men and women who are willing to VOLUNTEER not only their time and effort BUT THEIR LIVES to serve and protect their beloved country. And what does this administration do? It sells them down the river. Actually, it has sold them down two rivers: the Tigris AND the Euphrates. It has sacrificed the good will and integrity of our armed forces for a boondoggle war. How many Cindy Sheehans, on behalf of the Casey Sheehans who are no longer around to offer their points of view, does it take before people understand that we've all been sold a bill of goods by the Bush administration? They have failed the troops.

Cindy Sheehan should be seen as a hero who is willing to put her name and integrity on the line so that no other families have to endure what she has endured. Not for the "noble cause" that Bush and company continue to spout. There is nothing noble about it at all. It's a sham, and in the process a precious commodity - our volunteer armed forces - has been sacrificed. How very sad.


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