We're killing ourselves.
The nation's armed forces were put into Iraq on false premises, with poor judgement by the senior officials of the Bush Administration, and then subjected to extended stop-loss rotation extensions, reduced recovery times and abysmal medical care track records.
It's taking a toll. Not only in terms of damage (physical, emotional, spiritual and financial) but in terms of our ongoing security, both foreign and domestic.
And now this:
Deadly shooting at US base in Iraq
Five US soldiers have been killed by a fellow soldier at their base in Baghdad, according to the US military.
The shooting was the highest death toll for US military personnel in a single attack since April 10, when a suicide blast killed five US soldiers near a police headquarters in the northern city of Mosul.
There have been a number of previous incidents in which US soldiers have attacked their colleagues in Iraq.
The last such report was on September 14 when US sergeant Joseph Bozicevich shot dead two of his superiors at a base south of the capital.
We need to get out. And we need to prosecute those who put us in there to begin with, because they're the same people who also created the torture program, the illegal warrantless wiretap program, the fiascos tied to the politicalization of the DoJ and hiding the problems with veteran's healthcare...and they were supposed to be setting an example.
Not destroying the rule of law, or breaking our military.
Not invading other countries or trying to score political points at the expense of our nation, our laws or our people.
Haven't we had enough yet, folks?