June 05, 2006

It's Getting Foggy Out There!

You might think from the title that I was driving through one of those weather anomalies where a cloud broke ranks with its brethren and came down to earth.

Not exactly.

I'm thinking more along the lines of that old reference - "The Fog of War". Some may think of 'The Fog of War' as the lack of visibility which inadvertently causes 'friendly-fire' casualties. And that's absolutely true, but I'm thinking more along the lines of the atrocities of war, which emerge out of bitterness, anger, hatred, frustration, and revenge.

I didn't serve in any military capacity so I wouldn't begin to pretend to be any kind of expert on the mental state of our soldiers. However, I've read, heard, & seen enough to know that our soldiers fighting in conflicts, for extended periods, are certainly over stressed. They are very likely in a fragile mental & emotional state having to do their jobs in a foreign land, all the while fearing that they could be wounded or killed at any moment. I praise their courage to serve our country by risking their lives.

There may or may not be a 'full investigation' about the tragedy of Haditha from last November. I'd venture to assume however, that the 'full' investigation will find the American soldiers completely absolved of any wrongdoing, much like the soldiers involved in the Ishaqi incident from last March. Either way, the trust of the Iraqi people has long since been dissolved if there ever was any in the first place. But the trust of the American people may now be in doubt.

I'm not going to wait for this 'full investigation' to complete before assuming fault in the American soldiers in either of these incidents (Haditha & Ishaqi). Quite frankly, I don't trust the American government (our military, which is lead by our liar-in-chief, George W. Bush) to 'fully' investigate anything. They'll say they're doing an investigation, but in the end, come up with their own pre-determined results. They may throw a few pawns under the bus, but never lay any blame on the king, queen, bishops, castles, knights, or anyone of real responsibility.

So let me direct the blame...

The people who should really take responsibility for these disasters are the neo-cons who got us into this mess in the first place (Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Pearle, etc.) These chickenhawks didn't take into consideration the atrocities and fog of war that would ensue when they rolled out their evil, imperialistic agenda. These dipshits didn't read the pre-war analyses that clearly said Iraq would deteriorate into a bastion of civil war after destabilization. This asshole didn't even listen to his own father when George Herbert told junior why HE didn't try to conquer Iraq. Does anyone seriously believe that these putzes cared for one minute how many innocent people would die or be maimed?

Noooooooo.... Dubya, Darth & Company went ahead and cooked up fake intelligence about the threat of WMD's, and linkage to our 'real' enemies, and then attacked not just Sadaam Hussein, but his whole country!!!! They screwed it up every step of the way, and now we're stuck with this mess the next president will have to deal with.

But before that next president tries to clean up Dubya's mess, we've got 2 1/2 more years of this asshole's arrogance to endure. We've got 2 1/2 more years of listening to this chimpanzee telling us how he's fighting the war over there so we don't have to fight it here. We've got 2 1/2 more years of watching the world-wide level of violence and terrorism incidents skyrocket. We've got 2 1/2 more years of watching our treasury systematically drained to support this never-ending, nonsensical conflict. We've got 2 1/2 more years of lies, deception, and psychological warfare trying to convince us about how well things are going both here and abroad. We've got 2 1/2 more years of having our civil rights taken away and our privacy invaded. We've got 2 1/2 more years of living in fear.... not from Osama or Sadaam, but from George.

But ya know what's reeeeeeally threatening the almighty United States of America?

Gay marriage.


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