Sunday, May 13, 2007

A Word From Our General

As the days creak by and more soldiers and civilians (all human beings) die in Iraq and the Democrats in Congress don't have the balls to just cut all funding for the war, I often wonder what would happen if every soldier went AWOL. If they all just said screw this, laid down their guns and walked away or refused to go back out there. It would take years to prosecute them all. Plus, the Bushies need soldiers too badly now...which puts the troops in a better bargaining position. Just a thought.

Meanwhile, the guys that are actually getting out, are now speaking out. Check out this NY Times article, Army Career Behind Him, General Speaks Out on Iraq.

An excerpt:

“Mr. President, you did not listen,” General Batiste says..."You continue to pursue a failed strategy that is breaking our great Army and Marine Corps. I left the Army in protest in order to speak out. Mr. President, you have placed our nation in peril. Our only hope is that Congress will act now to protect our fighting men and women.”