Saturday, March 29, 2008

Merit the sacrifice’ for whom?

Online Journal, March 28, 2008

By Jerry Mazza
Online Journal Associate Editor


As the number of US troops killed in Iraq passed the 4,000 mark, George W. Bush, after conferring Monday with US officials in Washington and Baghdad, told the American people that the outcome "will ‘merit the sacrifice," according to the Washington Post.

My question is, for what mother, father, husband, wife or child will this illegal pointless war that has sapped the blood of a million Iraqis as well, not to mention some $12 trillion from our Treasury -- better used for life-giving projects -- will this sacrifice be merited?

Of course, it will be merited by the defense contractors, the private armies of Blackwater, the contractors of Haliburton, its subsidiary Kellogg Brown and Root, and dozens of other military suppliers and lobbying leeches. The lifeblood of these 4,000-plus will be the lifeblood of these creepy crawlers. And of source, this sanctimonious statement of merited sacrifice is coming from the Texas Air National Guard recruit who didn’t show up for his second year of service and nixed his opportunity to be a fighter pilot (for which he was expensively trained) in the Vietnam war, which yielded 58,000 American deaths and 2 million Vietnamese deaths. Was that sacrifice merited as well?

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