(10 am – promoted by ek hornbeck)
We, as a nation have gone through one of the most ridiculous and ill-constructed “regimes” in world history when considering the Bush-Cheney Administration.
Their inability to do anything but invoke the Reverse Midas Touch to anything and everything they touch has to be one of the most incredulous stories in written history. Their ability to come out smelling like roses in the media must also be one of the most incredulous stories in written history.
Unfortunately, for those soldiers that have fought Bush’s wars, the smell of death permeates this story. Their inability to have anything more on their side but a bunch of Profits-Above-ANYTHING Neo-Con’s and a group of Citizens that are not listened to by their Governments has been to their serious detriment. A lack of necessary equipment, food, clean water and a goddamned PLAN has all come together to cause much more death and destruction for not only those soldiers from “our side”, but the civilians and families in the coutries that Bush determined were to be brought under control. (See Oil, Natural Gas Pipelines and Profit).
It is not just American Soldiers dying in Bush’s wars. Soldiers from other countries, who joined the with Bush on his quest for profit and retribution are dying as well.
From Melbourne Herald Sun:
THE family of special forces soldier Signaller Sean McCarthy, killed in Afghanistan last week, has greeted his body home to Australia.
A ramp ceremony and guard of honour greeted the arrival of the 25-year-old soldier’s casket at the RAAF base at Amberley, west of Brisbane, late this afternoon.
Waiting for the RAAF jet were his parents, David and Mary McCarthy, as well as a contingent of military chiefs, including Defence Force chief Angus Houston.
Signaller McCarthy, a member of the SAS since January 2007, died on patrol in southern Afghanistan on July 8 when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated near his vehicle.
His funeral is expected to be held on Friday on the Gold Coast, where his family has lived after leaving New Zealand.
Defence Force Special Operations Commander Major General Tim McOwan said Signaller McCarthy’s death was a tragedy.
“He and fellow soldiers, signallers of his skill set are particularly critical to the modus operandi that we employ there,” he said following the ceremony.
“(He was) an incredibly skilled young man and (it is) a tragedy both for the family and also for his comrades and for our operations in that particular area.”
Yes, even those in other countries weep for their dead, Mr. Bush.
Who will you weep for, Mr. Bush, other than your false pride and sickeningly impotent and cancerous legacy?