The sad days of the Iraq War – no Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction, no link between al Qaeda and Saddam, yet 80% of the people who watch Fox believe that there were WMDs and a link between Saddam and bin Laden. The same percentage believe there were Iraqis on the tragic 911 flights. Lie enough and you get people to start to believe the lies after awhile. You put enough fear in people and this country will be like the Joseph McCarthy era.
Soldiers dying for nothing, just like in Vietnam, and then their caskets are hidden from the public. That ole Vietnam sorrow revisited for those families here at home. The Iraq War should be called “Vietnam on crack”. Things are falling apart. American GI suicide rates are up. Female GI’s in Iraq are reporting rapes by fellow soldiers. GIs who are turning down big reenlistment bonuses are trying to get out. They see Syria and Lebanon in the eyes of the “neo-cons”.
Then, the top leader (the #1 terrorist in the world) is giving speeches in front of military crowds, and with our troops dying in Iraq every day, he is trying to cut Veteran’s benefits behind their backs, so his buddies can get huge tax cuts and Halliburton can get billion dollar no-bid contracts.
For a while there, those wounded (seven thousand) in Iraq were paying for their meals at Walter Reed Hospital, till it came to the attention of the spineless press. Get disabled in Iraq and you are screwed in more ways than one.
I support the troops in Iraq. I say bring then all home, now, instead of one by one in body bags. I watch all this from a distance and I know what those troops will go through. They come under attack everyday in Iraq . . . even in Vietnam we didn’t come under attack every day.
Can you imagine what that will do to these troops when they came back home. On my great links pages, I have sites on PTSD with information on how to file claims at the VA. Those troops have the option to seek help early on . . . which is something that wasn’t available for Vietnam Veterans . . . many of us had to suffer years without any kind of help.