May 22, 2007

John Edwards' Deeper Purpose

Last week John Edwards published an article in The Huffington Post entitled A Deeper Purpose. It was a thoughtful essay about the deeper meaning behind our upcoming Memorial Day, essentially making sure we honor our living soldiers as well as our fallen, and as a tribute to them, bring them home from this disastrous debacle in Iraq.

What I want to call your attention to is one particular line in his message:
And on Memorial Day, we should honor and remember all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
The operative segment in this line is "... for our freedom", and to this I must disagree. I know this will not sit well with our men & women in uniform risking their lives day-in and day-out. However they must realize that they are NOT fighting FOR OUR FREEDOM. Even though they joined the armed forces with every intent on protecting our country and everything it stands for, it is a sad, pathetic, and disgusting reality that they're not fighting FOR OUR FREEDOM.

After all we know now about the fabricated intelligence which tricked us into attacking/conquering/occupying Iraq, the tens of billions of dollars mysteriously missing, and the production sharing agreements (PSA's) which rape the Iraqi people, please don't cheapen this Memorial Day moment by parroting the Republican talking points. Those men & women of our armed forces in Iraq are not fighting for our freedom. They are fighting for the greed and profitibility of the big oil companies and the military-industrial-complex. No one in the world with half a brain in their head could actually believe that our freedom is at stake over in Iraq.

I WISH they were fighting for our freedom!


Blogger Alex said...

They hate us for our freedom, don't they?

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm fairly certain he was referring to previous wars, or simply the departed soldiers in this one...considering that he's against the war in Iraq...

8:12 AM  

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