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Tuesday, August 22

We Will Always Be At War

Last night, the husband was Instant Messaging with his friend who is serving in the Army reserve stationed in Mosul, Iraq, on his second tour and expected to stay there for another year and a half. When asked, "So how is it?" our friend said sarcastically, "It's great. You should sign up!" He also said that he sees action every day when he steps out of his air conditioned container called "home". His wife had a baby a few months ago. He has only seen the baby via Email. The son of Chinese immigrants, he considers serving in the Army a job that pays better than what he was making working for a Ford dealer. Not one to really read the news, he isn't up on why he's there and really doesn't think about it. He is just trying to stay alive so that he can come home someday.

According to Mr Bush yesterday, we will always be at war in Iraq, at least as long as he's pretzeldent. He also went on to view anti-war opponents as Democrats who want to pull the troops out before we "Win". How we will know that we have "won" has yet to be determined by the Bush administration.

To show just how of touch this man is, he commented about the American psyche, something of which he hasn't a clue.

“These are challenging times, and they’re difficult times, and they’re straining the psyche of our country. Nobody wants to turn on their TV on a daily basis and see havoc wrought by terrorists.”
Apparently he thinks that the anti-war movement is based solely upon what we see on television. Now exactly which television news is unsupportive of the war? And which television news is showing the toll of the war in pictures? Have you seen dead bodies on the television news? Have you seen Iraq in the news?

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