Saturday, May 27, 2006

Losing Our Soul in Iraq.

When we start seeing the people that we are supposedly liberating as something less than human, we've lost. We've lost the war and our humanity.

That's the point we reached in Nam and we've reached it in Iraq and Afghanistan.

It's not surprising that this has happened. When Bush decided to do what wasn't right and invade Iraq, he sent in too few troops and they had no mission. They became little more than slowly moving targets in Bush's PR campaign to show the wonderful things that have happened in Iraq since the invasion. But after three years, Bush and the war are starting to smell.

The intentional slaughter of innocent civilians is a sign that Mr. Bush's Little War has run it's course.

It's time to leave. We've shed enough blood, we've spent enough money, we've destroyed enough of Iraq, Halliburton's made enough money and the rest of the world dislikes us enough. It's time to go, we've proven that Bush, Rumsfeld and company haven't got any idea of how to handle the situation. "Staying the course" is not a viable military plan. Beg the UN to come in and take over. What have we got to lose? Our pride? That went out when our President invaded another country for no other reason than because he could.

Here's the fruit of all the labor that the Bush Administration and the right wing propaganda machine put into the lies that led us to war.

In Haditha, Memories of a Massacre
Iraqi Townspeople Describe Slaying of 24 Civilians by Marines in Nov. 19 Incident

BAGHDAD, May 26 -- Witnesses to the slaying of 24 Iraqi civilians by U.S.
Marines in the western town of Haditha say the Americans shot men, women and
children at close range in retaliation for the death of a Marine lance corporal
in a roadside
Aws Fahmi, a Haditha resident who said he watched and listened from his home
as Marines went from house to house killing members of three families, recalled
hearing his neighbor across the street, Younis Salim Khafif, plead in English
for his life and the lives of his family members. "I heard Younis speaking to
the Americans, saying: 'I am a friend. I am good,' " Fahmi said. "But they
killed him, and his wife and daughters."

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