Saturday, February 24, 2007

Drawing parallels

Don't you find it funny how standards are not consistent between the two major political parties?

Republicans are very quick to respond, in a negative manner, when a Democrat states similarities between the quagmire in Iraq and the quagmire in Vietnam.

President Bush came out this week and compared the Revolutionary War with the quagmire in Iraq.

"In the end, General Washington understood that the Revolutionary War was a test
of wills, and his will was unbreakable," Bush said during a speech marking the
Presidents' Day national holiday.

It's also quite obvious though that President Bush, the history buff he appears to be, does not abide by some of George Washington's famous words for our Veterans.

"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their country."

Unfortunately, another comparison of quagmires, Iraq to Vietnam the treatment of our Veterans and soldiers appears to have not gotten a lot better.

Suicide rates of our Veterans are twice that of the regular society.

Hundreds wait for health care in rat infested and moldy barracks, a stone's throw from the man who's decisions culminated in their visit to Walter Reed or another military hospital.

Soldiers from the 1st Cav who will soon be on their 5th deployment to Iraq, away from their families once again.

Tours have been extended for Minnesota National Guard men and women.

I get pretty pissed off when I read another rant from a Republican chickenhawk, going after those that criticize the war. But then again, when they know of the secret plans for Iran, maybe we should listen to them more...

1 comment: said...

Anyone who enlists at this point has been given some terrible advice from someone. The advice I got before enlisting was piss poor, but at least there wasn't as many blinking red lights as there are now.