Friday, November 11, 2005

A Matter Of Honor
On the 11th Hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month

Four score and seven years ago today the Guns of August finally fell silent bringing an end to the war to end all wars. Were that it were so. For we are no closer today than we were those 87 years ago to ending war and bringing peace on earth. And now we find ourselves engaged in a debilitating and destructive war in Iraq. It is a war that has been in the planning for at least the past fourteen years [1]. It is a war brought about by the lying and deceit of the George W. Bush Administration. It is a war in which more than 2000 American soldiers have perished and over 16,000 have been wounded. It is The Bush War.

Today President Bush travels to Pennsylvania to pay tribute not only to those who have fallen and served in Iraq but to all those who have given their lives in service to America. The message will be covered in honor. The messenger will not.

How ironic that he traveled to Pennsylvania for this speech, the very state in which the greatest tribute ever, to those who sacrificed their lives in battle, was given [2]. For sacrifice to President Bush is not a personal matter, but something for someone else. He asks of others what he himself was unwilling to do. Not only was he unwilling to pay the sacrifice of fighting in a war, he lies about it. He has said several times he was willing to go to Vietnam but this document [3] bears witness to his lies. He can wrap himself in a 100 flags and 2000 deaths but for George Bush there is no honor.

[1] The Bush War
[2] Gettysburg Address
[3] Bush Refuses To Go

The Bush Credo - No Sacrifice Is Too Great For Others To Make.

Unwilling , well ok.
I had some freinds that went to Nam. They told me that is was standard practice for anyone in the service at that time to "Not volunteer for anything"

Of course a lot did - so your point is well taken.,

i did not mean to imply that Bush was liar and coward for not wanting to go to Vietnam. He is those things for lying about it. I did not want to go to Nam and I didn't. I think I will make a post about it soon
Your parallels to WWI and your allusion to the Civil War are well used. Also, you seem to take some shots at both sides of the front in your articles, and fairness is always a plus. A thoroughly enjoyable blog.


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