Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Support the Troops!
For people who like to say how Iraq is only going badly because the news media concentrates on only the bad things here is what the American people of 1861-1865 go to look at on a daily basis. Not in some other nation but in their own backyards, farms, and church grounds. The difference is that in the Civil War there was a reason to fight. Iraq is a war without a purpose, at least not one that doesn't change with the polls Bush claims not to watch.
In 1863 there were massive demonstrations and draft riots in New York. Mainly because the rich and powerful could simply buy their way out of it. They would hire people called proxies that would go and fight instead of themselves. The common people thought this disgusting, as did many soldiers who had returned from the carnage.
Bush and his family are cut from the cloth of those who send people to war but who do not go themselves. Kerry did not have to see combat either. With his connections he could have easily gotten out of it. No he sought it out. Like many many Americans in the 1860's who could have easily hired proxies he too went forth.
What has Bush and his Bushleage done? Northing.