Sunday, January 08, 2006

When Clinton lied, nobody died

I saw the bumper sticker again today. How ironic -- since, as I sat down to scan the news this evening, I learned that an Army helicopter crash in northern Iraq killed 12 Americans.

With that tragic news, the number of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq now surpasses 2,200, and the number of injured now surpasses 16,000 -- many of them more gravely injured than in previous conflicts because improvements in emergency medical treatment can now save people from injuries that would have been fatal in previous conflicts.

Meanwhile, the Bush administration has financed the $230 billion debacle by writing an IOU to, principally, China, payable on demand by America's sons and daughters.

It's long overdue time that the press and Congress do their patriotic duty, and start using the "I" word.

It's time the rest of the nation realizes the effects of war beyond the battlefield, here at home. New Orleans residents recently learned a difficult lesson about the consequences of the investment choices we make as a nation, as the following refrigerator art conveys. Which American city will be next to suffer from the negligence and crony incompetence of the Bush administration?

2 Comments:

At 1/08/2006 08:46:00 PM, Anonymous humidhaney said...

that one is right around the corner from my house. love it.

 
At 1/09/2006 11:57:00 AM, Blogger Rob said...

And, you know, some kick-ass levees would cost so much less than the first installment of the Iraq War. The amount of negligent homicide in this Administration is stunning.

 

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