Monday, June 19, 2006

The Betrayal of Our Soldiers By Our Military

"The world's most powerful military failed to provide the armor that would have saved scores of American lives. One father would like to know why".

So begins a long article at the Washington Post entitled "Fatal Inaction" that should be mandatory reading by all. The above quote is also shown below the picture at left, which is from the article. It ran on Sunday, Father's Day.

It is the story of one of the 2,500 fathers who have had to bury a child as a result of the Bush Administrations' inaptitude at doing their job. It is the story of, as Rumsfeld so ineloquently put it, "going to war with the army you have". It is the story of plywood being used on unarmored vehicles by the boots on the ground to try to stop the preventable deaths. It is the story of soldiers passing out from lack of MRE's and water. Of being issued winter weight camo and arriving in 115 degree heat It is the story of grief. It is the story of the betrayal of our soldiers fighting in Iraq by our military and Congress, which is ruled by the Rubber Stamp Republicans.

It should be the top story on every cable and network news channel. However, since the media appear to be merely lapdogs of Bush, I'm surprised it made the Washington Post. Of course, this wasn't covered by the newsdesk at the Washington Post. It was written by reporters for their Sunday Magazine.


  1. Thank you for posting this. I would not have seen this article otherwise.

    Nate (outspoken vet)

  2. You are quite welcome, Nate. The more who know, the more there are of us to try and fight it. It should have been front paged at the Washington Post, not hidden in their Sunday Magazine's Father's Day Issue.

  3. Anonymous11:10 AM

    Damn Rummy and the stupid thoughtless Bush administration!

  4. Nice to see ya back, joanie. Missed ya!