Pearl Harbor, Corregidor, The Bataan Death March, Midway, D-Day, The Battle of the Bulge, Hiroshima ...
Chicago Sun-Times -- The war in Iraq has lasted longer than U.S. involvement in the war that President Bush's father fought in, World War II. As of today, the conflict in Iraq has raged for three years and just over eight months. ...Bush says he still is undecided whether to start bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq or add to the 140,000 there now.
Given wise leadership, defined objectives, unlimited resources, brilliant applications of science and technology, and perhaps most importantly a shared national sacrifice by one and all, one generation of fighting men and women delivered this country and the world safely through its darkest hour.
But, no army or navy in the world can over come unending strategic incompetence or widespread corruption at the highest levels of government. Divisions can at best only try to offset delusional planners, Companies can only work to survive IEDs despite the rosy ideological inventions of right-wing media, Platoons can only doggedly persevere in the face of both small arms ambush and deadly Neocon affectations. Our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines deserve better, much better.
Today in Iraq, another deadly milestone passes, another battle will rage, another tragedy will unfold, more lives will end. And once again we at home are forced to recognize that this White House, the outgoing Rubber-stamp Republican Congress, and their right-wing chicken-hawk cheerleaders, have betrayed the trust of We the People, as surely as they have forsaken the life and limb of far too many brave Americans in uniform.
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