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We’ll Win this Time. If Only ( . . . )

A week after Newsweek invoked the relevance of Vietnam for today's military strategists, Nicholas Kulish recalled in a piece for The New York Times that U.S. soldiers returning from Vietnam "faced epithets from protesters." Kulish doesn't specify the epithets but we know from other accounts that "baby killer" is said to be among them, and that the radicals hurling those hurtful words sometimes spat on the veterans-or so the stories go. Headlined "No Parade for Hans," Kulish couches his reprise of post-Vietnam America as a cautionary tale for Germans who he says are responding with indifference to their soldiers back from the middle east but the message for American readers even thinking about opposing a surge in Afghanistan is clear: don't. Criticism of the war on terror is tantamount to betrayal of the troops.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is a true betrayal of our troops is putting them in harm's way when there are other ways of obtaining the desired geopolitical outcome rather than with brute military force.

Right now, I would like to remind the corporate media drones who spew this kind of drivel, that as late as August of 2001, the Bush administration was negotiating with the Taliban about the cost of the installation of pipelines, but thought the price too expensive.

That unholy trinity of Cheney, Bush, and Rumsfeld then decided that an invasion and occupation was going to be "cheaper".

So the American people were "softened up" by every conceivable media lie to prepare them for a war against Afghanistan, and the installation of a corrupt dictator who would do what the US wanted.

And our brave young men and women who would fight, die, and get maimed for live from this colossal military misadventure?

They were, and continue to be, expendable in this "sacrifice" ultimately for profit. Just ask any Vet, desperate for treatment of conditions they got from their participation in this gruesome exercise, only to be denied treatment, or have their benefits cut or eliminated by a technicality.

Notice that while the US is on a rampage, militarily, to get resources they want, Russia and China are cutting deals for the energy they need.

The best way of supporting our military is by using our power as citizens of a country with a right to free speech, to let every Congressional representative, every commander of the Pentagon, and White House official that you know this country was lied into the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

We understand this, and there is absolutely no doubt.

And that these people are never, ever to put our military personnel in harm's way unless it is absolutely necessary.

They should never be used, ever again, as instruments of American corporate profit, period, end of discussion.

That is how we support our men and women in uniform; along with making this government understand that we want every one of our returning Vets get precisely the same kind of care that "Dead-eye" Dick Cheney gets.

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