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Postman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:31 PM
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Ray McGovern's excellent article...

The president did say that too many children "won't ever see their mom and dad again," and that he owes it "to them and to the families who still have loved ones in harm's way to ensure that their sacrifices are not in vain."

He owes to people like the family of Jeremy Shank. In a small town in Missouri last month, Rev. Carter Frey eulogized young Shank, who was killed while on patrol in Iraq. Frey stressed that Shank was one of those who "put themselves in harm's way and paid the ultimate sacrifice so that you and I can have freedom to live in this country."

Really? Many patrols like the one Shank was on appear to be aimed at stopping Shia and Sunni from killing each otherstopping what the president calls "full-scale civil war." Two months ago Bushs national security adviser Stephen Hadley told the press, "It's no longer about insurgency, but sectarian warfare." Is that what Jeremy Shank and other young men and women are paying the ultimate sacrificeor the penultimate one of living the rest of their lives without arms or legs?

How long will we allow President Bush to treat them as disposable soldierslike toys a rich kid gets for Christmas?
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