Thursday, March 01, 2007

Wasted?

Buried inside of this article, McCain Announces He'll Run for President we find, "In February, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama described the lives of troops in Iraq as having been "wasted" but then apologized a day later for making what he called "a slip of the tongue" that he said was not meant to diminish their sacrifice."

There's been much ado over McCain's announcement that he's going to announce an announcement of his intention to run for the presidency.

But this bit on Obama taking back his comments on wasted lives, seems a bit like pandering.

I understand that the families of our slain veterans don't want to hear that their loved one's lives were wasted in this war, but is that better than saying they died for an unspecified 'Noble Cause'? What 'Noble Cause'?

If you give money for a product or service you don't receive, then generally you will agree that your money has been wasted.

Our young people in uniform are dying and being maimed, and we don't even know why. The 'Noble Cause' that they are dying for, has no definition. It's just two words strung together to form an empty phrase.

Its not clear how the US even benefits from the ongoing war in Iraq. So how can we even say they are dying for their country? They aren't. They are dying as part of a joint mercenary venture, to protect Halliburton's colonial interests in Iraq.

Our boys and girls are not dying for a noble cause, they are dying to slake the greed of rich men that don't give a fuck about them.

Then again, maybe I'm being harsh. Cheney and friends are making money off their deaths. So Cheney wouldn't exactly say their lives were wasted. He's at least able to enjoy lobster dinners and fine wines, in return for their sacrifices.

4 Comments:

At 5:20 PM, Blogger Mort said...

Wars are good for the economy. Those young men should be proud to make sacrifices for their money masters.

 
At 8:09 PM, Blogger Concerned said...

Go Mort!

BTW Weas, here is that C&L Link

http://www.crooksandliars.com/2007/03/01/mccain-calls-troops-lives-wasted/

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger Mike said...

Our boys and girls are not dying for a noble cause, they are dying to slake the greed of rich men that don't give a fuck about them.

Preach on, Bro.

 
At 6:01 AM, Blogger Mort said...

Bushco criticized China recently for their huge military budget of $44.9 billion. That's less than one tenth the U.S. military budget. They'll say anything to start a new arms race. Is it 2009 yet?

 

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