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Support (Then eventually forget) Our Troops

While the war in Iraq, which is looking more and more, like the mess the State Department warned this administration it would be,rages on. At a time when more and more people are questioning the rationale for war. During a month that has seen dozens of our soldiers dying. As a grieving mother waits by the gate. The President is riding his bike(With super-cool Lance Armstrong), clearing brush and relaxing at his Texas ranch.
Is it me, or is that a frightening and surreal picture of the leader of The United States of America?

There seems to be no sense of urgency from the highest levels of government to the American people at large that our soldiers are in a quagmire and this quagmire is costing them their lives.
The only people who are sacrificing for this war are the soldiers and their families. Their economic status makes them vulnerable to the whims of the wealthy and their own government.
We put our yellow ribbons on the back of our cars and call ourselves patriotic.
What have we really done to support our troops?
Are we crying out to our government to bring them home?
No.
We justify our "staying the course" by arguing that we are helping the Iraqi's find Democracy. We would be more vulnerable to terroism if we pull out now. Iraq would fracture into a civil war.
The president has failed the soldiers and their families.
While college kids are looking forward to frat parties, finalizing their courses and schedules, their less fortunate peers are getting shot at in cities like Baghdad and Mosul.
Let Bush and his administration figure out what to do in Iraq. They broke it, let them fix it.We need to pull out all American troops as soon as possible.

Posted by Andre M. Hernandez at August 22, 2005 2:00 PM