US Military Deaths
Memorial Day 2009
Memorial Day 2009
I would like to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day.
But I can't. There are two hot, active, lethal wars going on, in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our neighbors' sons and daughters are being killed, wounded, maimed.
Much larger numbers of Asian civilians, non-combatants, people just trying to duck and dodge and survive, are being killed while these wars rage.
Asia is exploding with refugees. Refugee camps are the seething incubators of violent hatred of America and Americans.
I'm sorry for the new president. He's stuck with these wars and doesn't have the will to end them. He's ratcheting up the Afghanistan war, and isn't likely to wind down the Iraq war.
He can blame this stereo Asian pooch-screwing on the previous psycho fundie flag-simple moron.
But now it's Obama's piece of shit. He asked for the job. I helped him get it.
He needs to bring our soldiers, marines, Air Force men and women safe home, immediately.
If he doesn't, if he can't -- well, then he isn't running the show. He's sitting at the desk, he's talking on the phone -- but he's not running the show.
Dick Cheney is running the show, Dick Cheney is telling Obama and the Democratic majority Congress what to do about the two wars and about Guantanamo, and torture, and indefinite detention without trial.
Obama is being dragged backwards into Bush Lite, and doesn't have the political guts to be the different president he promised voters he'd be. He promised Change and Hope. Now he's dishing out Hopelessness for our troops, Hopelessness for Asians, and No Change for anyone.
He's an African-American Democrat, but as far as our troops are concerned, and as far as the way America will continue to do Justice and Human Rights, he and Joe Biden might as well be John McCain and Sarah Palin.
Stop these wars, stop the perversion of the Constitution, the attack on habeas corpus, close the detention camp in Guantanamo -- as clearly promised -- bring my neighbors' daughters and sons safe home from these lost and hopeless wars before hundreds, thousands more are killed, or the rest of their young lives are destroyed.
Then I'll wish us all a Happy Memorial Day.