Friday, July 13, 2007

The brutal consequences of supporting our troops

You've heard it all before. Chickenhawks singing the glory of war, freedom and American democracy, from the safety of the pundit roost. Meanwhile, someone else is bleeding.

A new article in The Nation will help us understand the psychological pressure our troops face in a hostile country without an ally in sight. These broken men and women will be walking our streets (likely living on our streets) in the decades to come.

Bush is searching for his legacy? Here it is.

Time to listen anew to Phil Och's I Ain't Marchin Anymore and Buffy Ste. Marie's Universal Soldier.

It's always the old to lead us to the war
It's always the young to fall
Now look at all we've won with the sabre and the gun
Tell me is it worth it all

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