Thursday, November 29, 2007
War Casualities of Heart & Mind
"When we were doing the night raids in the houses, we would pull people out and have them all on their knees and zip-tied. We would ask the man of the house questions. If he didn't answer the way we liked, we would shoot his youngest kid in the head. We would keep going, this was our interrogation. He could be innocent. He could be just an average Joe trying to support his family. If he didn't give us a satisfactory answer, we'd start killing off his family until he told us something. If he didn't know anything, I guess he was SOL."
Where is the outrage?
It's been over a week since Scott McClelland's statement on "What Happened" hit the innertubes. He was at that time the spinmeister (press secretary) for Bu$hco and now regrets his role in spreading false information.
"The most powerful leader in the world had called upon me to speak on his behalf and help restore credibility he lost amid the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. So I stood at the White house briefing room podium in front of the glare of the klieg lights for the better part of two weeks and publicly exonerated two of the senior-most aides in the White House: Karl Rove and Scooter Libby.
There was one problem. It was not true.
I had unknowingly passed along false information. And five of the highest ranking officials in the administration were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice President, the President's chief of staff, and the president himself."
The illegal war continues
While our troops are fighting in an illegal and immoral occupation of a country where the citizens are treated as the enemy, and are in a situation that nobody should ever be put in, the costs at home touch the hearts of many families. Viet Nam would be the only comparison, and in both cases our troops should have never been there. The death and suffering here is becoming old news, but every aspect of it is under-reported as Bu$hco casually tells us we are in a long war.
Iraq War Veteran Speaks Out Against Iraq Occupation
A US veteran who served in Iraq speaks out on the killing of civilians. How it takes place frequently and how it goes on virtually without any consequences.