Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Burden

Bet this came as news to all those who have lost loved ones in BushCo’s disaster in Iraq.
Noting the burden placed on military families, the vice president said the biggest burden is carried by President George W. Bush, who made the decision to commit US troops to war, and reminded the public that U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan volunteered for duty.
So that means, what, that they deserve to be sent to fight in a country that had nothing to do with 9/11? That they deserve to be stop-lossed so they can be sent back into the shitstorm over and over? That they deserve to have asshole chickenhawks with no military knowledge or experience playing Russian Roulette with their lives?
"The president carries the biggest burden, obviously," Cheney said. "He's the one who has to make the decision to commit young Americans, but we are fortunate to have a group of men and women, the all-volunteer force, who voluntarily put on the uniform and go in harm's way for the rest of us."
Obviously. See, I would’ve thought the biggest burden is being borne by parents who have buried their sons, children who will grow up without a parent, wives who have nothing left of their husbands but a flag folded into a triangle and the thanks of a grateful nation. I would’ve thought that those people were carrying the heaviest load. But I would be wrong. Obviously.

But I guess that burden Bush is carrying is Pretty. Heavy. Too.

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