Wednesday, June 29, 2005

That Other War

Seventeen U.S. troops were killed in Afghanistan yesterday.

As President Bush and his advisors figure out out how many times they can get away with using the word "terrorists" when talking about Iraq, our undermanned military slogs away in Afghanistan, fighting and dying in a war that actually is related to 9/11 and was never finished in the first place.

How many troops would be alive or not suffering from permanent injury if we had the appropriate force level in either country, or had finished one job before starting another?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly! but with idiots like bush, rumsfeld, wolfowitz, cheney in charge we will probably
lose TWO wars under their watch.

6/29/2005 6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Bush administration disclosed yesterday that it had vastly underestimated the number of service personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan seeking medical treatment from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and warned that the health care programs will be short at least $2.6 billion next year unless Congress approves additional funds"

Where did this administration learn to do math :-(

They underestimated how long we were going to be in Iraq. They underestimated how many troops were needed to maintain the peace. They underestimated the armed resistance. They underestimated the cost of the war. They underestimated the military training, gear, and supplies needed to REALLY support our troops. They underestimated the cost of the senior drug prescription plan.

We didn't have to do Iraq. Wouldn't it had been better if we were better than the terrorists and worked smarter with the international forces to capture Bin Laden and other terrorist leaders rather than teaching a new generation how to fight. We live in a world where unfortunately there will always be terrorists --- and don't let Bush kid you; it is impossible to get rid of all of them, and they could use biological or nuclear weapons; or they might just destroy our electronic infrastructure. But what Bush has done in Iraq has NOT made us safer. And perhaps these countries need to become a "democracy" on their own timetable. So many young lives, that could have had such a bright future and could have done so much good. Is the financial and human cost of this war (which no one knows when it'll end) worth it? Was there a better way to achieve the Peace with all those lives and money?

What did that August 6th PDB memo say again... oh yeh, they underestimated the terrorists too. We are all suffering because these idiots are too arrogant to listen to anyone else and implementing the evangelical agenda. Welcome to Bush's new world order, you pay, pray, praise, and die. :-(

6/29/2005 7:11 PM  
Blogger Siryn said...

Looks like Bush became a fan of the "fuzzy math" he criticized Gore of in 2000.

6/29/2005 10:59 PM  
Anonymous exclab said...

With you completely TCR. We are not exactly Bin Laden hunting are we. What a bone head. And Karzai is such an excellent person to support. Exactly the kind of guy you need for the job - but never gets the support he was promised. One day someone will shoot him and another great oppurtunity will fade away. Just the way it did in Iran last week.

6/29/2005 11:28 PM  
Anonymous exclab said...

Right you hell-destined drug-addict war-haters, here's something you can understand: According the BBC the world illegal drug market is worth about 320 Billion a year. Is that or is it not less than what we have spent in Iraq? Afganistan is the proud producer of 87% of the worlds opium ( you can't keep a capitalist down ). In other words, the Iraq War is bigger than drugs - even after we freed up opium production in Afganistan! So as you toot your powder or suck your weed - remember there are greater fools than you! Hurrah!

6/29/2005 11:43 PM  
Anonymous grassroot said...

It's crazy to expect logic, compassion or leadership from Bush or his bosses. Didn't he say, "Ask not what your country can do for you, this is what you're going to do for me", and the nightmare began? We've been looted.

6/30/2005 12:32 AM  
Anonymous exclab said...

But its not all bad in Afganistan

not great either of course

probably kind of like what it was when the Russians came in

6/30/2005 1:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the difference between a terrorist and someone like this.

This person obviously wants to hurt our fellow citizen. I like to fight issues, but when it comes to threatening violence, then folks this is something very different indeed. Is a hate group a terrorist group? Is Rove fueling these groups?

And certainly we don't need people in the White House like Rove promoting division and hatred in the White House.

6/30/2005 10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Support The Troops

Visit Operation Truth. This particular link is their response to the President's speech the other night.

And donate if you can. I'm not affiliated with them, but I try to listen to our service people and voice their needs to my representatives.

6/30/2005 10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

illegal drug market

Does that include the meth labs in the heartland?

6/30/2005 12:20 PM  
Anonymous semper fubar said...

So if Iraq is Vietnam on crack, I guess Afghanistan is Vietnam on heroin. Nice going, Republicans!

6/30/2005 2:42 PM  
Anonymous kindness said...

Repubs don't seem to love america as much as they love repubs in the majority. With that attitude it'll only be a matter of time till they will have nothing left to love. I hope I don't have to wait too long for that day. Say Nov 06 maybe?

6/30/2005 3:16 PM  
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