Friday, January 12, 2007

this article really DOES say it all

the king visited a base after his speech the other night. of course all of the troops on the base were FORBIDDEN to talk to reporters (i'd forbid them to talk to reporters too if i were the base commander. there is only one thing those men and women can be thinking). it's not that, that i'm upset with. it's the fact some of these troops will have to return to iraq apparently for a THIRD time. this is insanity. let's put aside how we invaded a country for NO reason (no LEGAL or MORAL reason that is). what are MORE troops going to do for iraq? do IN iraq? all of them should be brought home and NOW. raise your voices. let your elected representatives (especially da liebs if you're from connecticut) know YOU WANT US OUT OF IRAQ AND YOU WANT US OUT NOW NOW AND NOW

At Fort Benning, a Quiet Response to a Presidential Visit
By Peter Baker Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, January 12, 2007; Page A12 FORT BENNING, Ga., Jan. 11 -- The pictures were just what the White House wanted: A teary-eyed President Bush presenting the Medal of Honor posthumously to a slain war hero in the East Room, then flying here to join the chow line with camouflage-clad soldiers as some of them prepare to return to Iraq. There are few places the president could go for an unreservedly enthusiastic reception the day after unveiling his decision to order 21,500 more troops to Iraq. A military base has usually been a reliable backdrop for the White House, and so Bush aides chose this venerable Army installation in western Georgia to promote his revised strategy to the nation while his Cabinet secretaries tried to sell it on Capitol Hill...........
..Soldiers being soldiers, those who met the commander in chief Thursday saluted smartly and applauded politely. But it was hardly the boisterous, rock-star reception Bush typically gets at military bases. During his lunchtime speech, the soldiers were attentive but quiet.................

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