Monday, March 05, 2007

So where is all that love-of-the-troops been during the last 4 years?

The Republican's in control of the House, Senate and White House love to make a show of their "love for the troops" ... but again we see it's hollow rhetoric.

Sandy Karen was horrified when her 21-year-old son was discharged from the Naval Medical Center in San Diego a few months ago and told to report to the outpatient barracks, only to find the room swarming with fruit flies, trash overflowing and a syringe on the table. "The staff sergeant says, 'Here are your linens' to my son, who can't even stand up," said Karen, of Brookeville, Md. "This kid has an open wound, and I'm going to put him in a room with fruit flies?" She took her son to a hotel instead.

"My concern is for the others, who don't have a parent or someone to fight for them," Karen said. "These are just kids. Who would have ever looked in on my son?"

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3 comments:

Intellectual Insurgent said...

If the troops loved themselves, they wouldn't continue to support this immoral war.

Reign of Reason said...

We have no choice...

You know, going in, that you have no control over policy and how you are "utilized".

You put your trust in the system and the people... when it screws up, you screwed.

Intellectual Insurgent said...

Everyone has a choice. Carlos Paredes, Augustin Aguayo and Ehren Watada, among many others, had a choice and made the choice not to deploy to Iraq. And they have accepted the consequences of their choices with honor. If only the rest of the troops had such honor, America wouldn't be bearing it's colonial teeth at yet more prey.