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Letter From an Angry Soldier….

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I know I said I would stop being so harsh in my criticism of the president, mainly so as not to offend my pro Bush readers. I have reached a point where I am equally offended by rabidly liberal writings as I am by rabidly conservative writing, I think that’s a good thing. Americans need to be able to dialogue with each other when they disagree, if we cannot do that our enemies win by default.

However, I have also reached a point where my opposition to the war is going from criticism to outright protest. Until recently I held out the idea that maybe I was wrong about Iraq, and maybe things would turn around. Hell, I wanted to be wrong about Iraq, I would like nothing better than to see Iraq and other Middle Eastern nations transform into European style parliamentary democracies.

And I still would. However, I no longer see even the remotest possibility that Bush’s invasions are going to do that, in fact if anything they have set the democracy clock back by decades in the Middle East and empowered Islamic extremists to the point where Iranian style revolutions are now possible in other nations in the region. Pakistan already has nuclear weapons, if the extremist mullah’s take over there it’s not going to be a pretty sight. And the blame will fall largely on Washington, where exactly as in Iran with the Shah, we have supported a military dictatorship that is the antithesis of our purported desire to see freedom and democracy in the world. Bush’s war is feeding the fires of Islamic extremism everywhere, not quenching the flames.

So in that vein, I am publishing the letter below from an Iraqi veteran. It’s from Motherspeak.org. I’d say I’m sorry if some people are offended by this, but we have reached the day where the people who supported Bush’s war are the ones who need to think about apologizing to America and our troops. In any event, read her words and judge for yourself:

“Let me tell you something: unless you’ve been there, you don’t know a god damn thing about it. It you haven’t been shot at in that fucking hell hole, SHUT THE FUCK UP!

How do I dare say this to you moronic war supporters who are “Supporting our Troops” and waving the flag and all that happy horse shit? I’ll tell you why. I’m a Marine and I served my tour in Iraq. My husband, also a Marine, served several. I left the service six months ago because I got pregnant while he was home on leave and three days ago I get a visit from two men in uniform who hand me a letter and tell me my husband died in that fucking festering sand-pit. He should have been home a month ago but they extended his tour and now he’s coming home in a box.

You fuckers and that god-damn lying sack of shit they call a president are the reason my husband will never see his baby and my kid will never meet his dad.

And you know what the most fucked up thing about this Iraq shit is? They don’t want us there. They’re not happy we came and they want us out NOW. We fucked up their lives even worse than they already were and they’re pissed off. We didn’t help them and we’re not helping them now. That’s what our soldiers are dying for.

Oh while I’m good and worked up, the government doesn’t even have the decency to help out the soldiers whos lives they ruined. If you really believe the military and the government had no idea the veterans’ hospitals were so fucked up, you are a god-damn retard. They don’t care about us. We’re disposable. We’re numbers on a page and they’d rather forget we exist so they don’t have to be reminded about the families and lives they ruined while they’re sipping their cocktails at another fund raiser dinner. If they were really concerned about supporting the troops, they’d bring them home so their families wouldn’t have to cry at a graveside and explain to their children why mommy or daddy isn’t coming home. Because you can’t explain it. We’re not fighting for our country, we’re not fighting for the good of Iraq’s people, we’re fighting for Bush’s personal agenda. Patriotism my ass. You know what? My dad served in Vietnam and NOTHING HAS CHANGED.”

I have to agree, nothing has changed. As in Vietnam we are staying in Iraq because our leaders don’t want to admit it is a lost cause. Thirty thousand Americans died in the time between the Tet Offensive and our final withdrawal. If we had pulled out in 1968 instead of 1975 the end result would have been exactly the same, but tens of thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese would still be alive and healthy today instead of dead or maimed. How many more Americans and Iraqis need to die because Bush cannot admit that his plan to spread democracy to the Middle East at the point of a gun isn’t working?

(The above image is from VIAW. It is claimed as Fair Use under US copyright law. It is not being used for profit and it is central to illustrating the post. I’m also pretty sure that they wouldn’t object to my use of the image.)

Written by unitedcats

June 2, 2007 at 9:06 am

Posted in Bush, Iraq, Peace, Politics, War

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  1. Completely understand her feelings and anger and she is speaking the truth.

    QB

    June 2, 2007 at 11:27 am

  2. you may be right, but we cannot surrender. we have to support the troops in combat now.

    michael mckenna

    June 2, 2007 at 12:15 pm

  3. LOL. Support the troops to get killed in the name of “freedom” and spreading “democracy”.

    QB

    June 2, 2007 at 12:19 pm

  4. I guess you would rather have them running our country. jfk air port is an example of the type of people we are dealing with. they are all over the world and they plan to kill us.this is a gobal war and we don’t have any friends in the world to help us. so I guess the troops are getting killed for our freedom. If you want to surrender the islamic countrys will have a parade, and declare a holiday. then they will start to figure out how to kill all of us in this country. QB if you want to turn the other cheek I hope the first bomb hits your house

    michael mckenna

    June 2, 2007 at 12:34 pm

  5. LOL. Michael McKenna my friend you are so innocent. JFK incident type of plots can’t justify what is going on in Iraq and Afghanistan. BTW JFK is not Al Qaeda related. The fact is that US keep fighting the “war on terror” Bush way than there will be more JFK type incidents. Bush “war on terror” is providing fuel for these people.

    QB

    June 2, 2007 at 12:57 pm

  6. There is no one to surrender too, and no one has suggested surrender anywise. It is time to recognize that the war in Iraq is making our friends weaker and our enemies stronger, and destroying American lives in the process. No amount of further “sacrifice” will fix it, invading Iraq was a mistake. And recognizing a mistake was made is a victory, far more so than futilely continuing a failed strategy because politicians careers depend on it.

    unitedcats

    June 2, 2007 at 1:12 pm

  7. this war is starting to look like the song that never ends.

    Doug, you were absolutely right about it years ago when you said that Bush was doing Bin Laden a big favor. And we stepped right in that shit eh!

    We are better off not being there. If we ever need to get back in its only another short war and back we are..

    Sadly another strong man running Iraq is just whats needed. We dont have the constitution for it frankly, and as such cant ‘win’ anything in the long run. A local despot has a much better chance of success.
    And finally, its not our country. In the end we just wont ‘be there’.. so lets admit to that one. And now lets plan for that.

    ET

    June 2, 2007 at 5:47 pm

  8. QB. how do you know that al-qaeda was not involved in the jfk plot. what way do suggest that we fight the war if you disagree with bush and the generals running the war now.

    michael mckenna

    June 3, 2007 at 2:49 pm

  9. JFK incident is reported by all CNN reporters who clearly said that this group has no connection with Al Qaeda.

    Bush is an idiot and the Generals are so much binded with the Military Chain of Command that they can’t argue or criticize plans, so they are hypocrites.

    What way? Simply not invading Afghanistan and Iraq and creating chaos in Somalia. USA can’t fight terrorism with its own state run terrorism. This is only escalate the terrorism.

    QB

    June 3, 2007 at 3:49 pm

  10. cnn does not know what they are reporting. they are the liberal media. check fox news if you want the truth. you say the president is an idiot and our generals are hyocrites. you are a traitor.

    michael mckenna

    June 4, 2007 at 2:15 pm

  11. Well, here’s General Sanchez, the man who led coalition forces for the first year of the war saying that we cannot win in Iraq:
    general Sanchez says…
    He also has some unflattering things to say about Bush and his administration. You going to call a US general a traitor and member of the liberal media?

    unitedcats

    June 4, 2007 at 2:45 pm

  12. Doug your link is not working. All of us remember General who said (don’t remember his name) that US need atleast 300,000 was forced to take early retirement. Also Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld criticize the General claiming that he is wrong.

    Generals who are fighting Bush “freedom war” in Iraq knows that there will be victory for US in Iraq and Afghanistan. Generals unfortunately can’t say this openly during their active service which goes against their principles of following the Chain of Commands without any questions.

    Generals are trying their best to obey the orders of their idiot Commander In Chief and losing their men on daily basis.

    QB

    June 4, 2007 at 3:27 pm

  13. Latest news.

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S.-led soldiers control only about a third of Baghdad, the military said on Monday, almost four months into a security crackdown during which troops are dying at rates not seen for more than two years.

    Yahoo News.

    QB

    June 4, 2007 at 3:55 pm

  14. Mullah Cimoc say usa government lying so much every day now no one believing.

    in waziristan have story for the child called the shepherd who yelled tiger too many times.

    USA man need stop sissy need for protect the family and the child from lesbian and social worker in government.

    Mullah Cimoc

    June 4, 2007 at 9:11 pm

  15. to michael mckenna you need to get your priorities straight the iranian people did nothing in regards to 9-11 it was an inside job by your own u. s. president and his new world order neocons if you really love your country so much do your fucking homework and get your shit straight obviously bush can’ spell he claims iraq did it what the hell is he doing attacking IRAN ,hmmmm oil anyone.

  16. michael mckenna,IGNORANCE CAN BE ELIMINATED WITH KNOWLEDGE IT IS STUPIDITY THAT REMAINS FOREVER


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