April 13, 2004
Life is unfair
JFK said life is unfair, and the Bush administration is proving it every day they keep National Guardsmen in Iraq. These folks do not deserve to pay for the outrageous decision-making that led to the invasion or Rumsfeld's refusal to take responsibility for having the smallest army since pre-WW II days. The National Guard is not really ready for combat and military police duty in a country that wants us to leave.
But now our leading hawk, Sen. John McCain, says that if only Rumsfeld had listened to him months ago, we would have sufficient troops in Vietnam, oops! Iraq. Well, Senator, had you listened to the United Nations and the majority of the American people, you would not have supported the irresponsible, indeed, reckless invasion of Iraq in the first place. It was based on cooked intelligence and there was no exit strategy. Even the first Bush knew about that problem.
So, bring the National Guard troops home now. Yes, life is unfair, but this is ridiculous. If you need more regular Army troops, get them from Europe. What are they doing there anyway?
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