Monday, March 12, 2007

The most despicable man in America

New York Times:
Vice President Dick Cheney offered an aggressive defense of the Bush administration’s Iraq strategy today, asserting that those in Congress who pursue a gradual drawdown of American forces are “undermining” the troops and that a withdrawal would represent “a full validation of the Al Qaeda strategy.”
You know what undermines the troops? Sending them to a war that was based on lies, not having a strategy for victory, not giving them adequate body armor, rotating them in and out of the war zone so often that they're physically and emotionally exhausted, using stop-loss to prevent them from leaving the military when they're supposed to be able to, and not giving them adequate medical care and support when they return home wounded and/or traumatized!

You know what validates Al Qaeda? When a crazed lunatic maladministration stops fighting them where they are, starts a war where they aren't, bungles that war so badly that it leaves a vacuum which Al Qaeda can then fill, and is so inept at even the basics of diplomacy that the entire matrix of misbehaviors convinces hundreds of millions of people worldwide that Al Qaeda was right all along: that the U.S. is at war with all Arabs, and with Islam itself, and that this is a Crusade!

UPDATE: More on undermining the troops. From Salon:
As the military scrambles to pour more soldiers into Iraq, a unit of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Benning, Ga., is deploying troops with serious injuries and other medical problems, including GIs who doctors have said are medically unfit for battle. Some are too injured to wear their body armor, according to medical records.

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