Dear George, I get stressed about the small crap like clearing stuff off my desk. I made another attempt today which will last until the postman arrives with a new bunch of unsolicited mail. Amongst the crap I found a note to check out some “Riveting soldier blogs.” And my veins turned to ice as I read this extract:
“There are battles which need to be fought and there are battles which serve no good purpose. Afghanistan and Bin Laden lay forgotten as if they were discarded toys left by a spoiled child. Iraq is the new frontier of poor foreign policy and poor planning. Even the soldiers can see it. Why do you think nobody is re-enlisting? They don’t want to keep leaving their families to go fight a loosing battle and to die for an empty promise. The promise that somehow staying in Iraq makes America safer.We have created a martyr factory here, and we are beginning to wade through the next Vietnam. How wrong do you want to be before you close down shop and send the troops home? 2,000 dead? Is that wrong enough? How about 10,000?”
Please Mr. Bush, Sir, Your Highness, please dismount from your comfortable cushion in your ivory tower for five short minutes and join us in the real world. This is what your soldiers are saying as they fight your purposeless war.
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