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12 March 2007 @ 03:15 am
Seeing Red  
Just how much indignity and betrayal must our troops endure?

From Salon: The Army is ordering injured troops to go to Iraq

"This is not right," said Master Sgt. Ronald Jenkins, who has been ordered to Iraq even though he has a spine problem that doctors say would be damaged further by heavy Army protective gear. "This whole thing is about taking care of soldiers," he said angrily. "If you are fit to fight you are fit to fight. If you are not fit to fight, then you are not fit to fight."

I wondered where Bush was going to get the soldiers for the "surge." Apparently any way or where he can, regardless of the ethics involved. But why should this be different from the way he does everything else?
labrys6 on March 12th, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC)
I truly did see red on this when I read it this morning. But that was after I saw hot white like a eye-brain explosion. Red was cooler by comparison!

I called my senator and sat on hold for the White House comment line for ages. Then I let the woman have a very calmly stated, non-profane piece of my furious mind. When I finished, there was such silence that I thought she had hung up on me. I said "Hello?" And her voice sort of jumped back..."Oh, I am here, I am writing it all down. I didn't want to interrupt you because you are so furious."

Whoa. How did they get one with a pulse working there? Perhaps it was the bit about my complaint coming from a family that has had someone in uniform in EVERY American conflict clear back to pre-Revolutionary colony days that focused her. And the triple veteran family.

I am still cursing the asshats who thought this up. And every bad thing I hear about someone else enduring or fearing (bad medical news possible, etc) I am conscientiously wishing a transfer of bad things from good/average folks to the gutless compliant asshats who would DO this to men and women already suffering from service.