Baptized by Fire: Killer Blue {into the 7th yr.}

We've now entered the seventh year in Iraq and still way over one hundred thousand military troops occupy, a country that never should have been invaded, while we are led to believe that most of the country is quite, as Iraqi's and Soldiers still die and are maimed!

 

 

The destruction and death has slowed down, but the reasons are the same as can be found anywhere there's an occupation and guerrilla insurgency, the insurgents have laid down their arms, for now!

 

Lets look back with the help of a few site links.

 

Back from Iraq, men of Killer Blue look ahead

The struggle to be average Americans again plays out in different ways

 

Where are they now?

 

Invasion Iraq: Six Years Later

 

Video: Do you remember?

 

"Shock and awe." "The deck of cards." "Embeds." As the Iraq invasion unfurled, these and other previously unfamiliar words were on everyone’s tongues. Take a look back.

{There are a number of links to video highlights from the opening days of the Iraq War in the link directly above}

 

Much has been finally coming to the surface, these last couple of years, that was seemingly ignored as two theaters raged by those who enacted them and the country that cheered them on!

 

Here's one issue we'll be hearing much more about unless they put a stop to it now, in our professional military!!

 

Sex Abuse And Female Soldiers

 

March 17, 2009 - Sexual Assault Permeates U.S. Armed Forces

CBS Evening News: Shocking Report On Frequent Attacks, Low Rate Of Investigation, Prosecution

 

Katie Couric investigates an alarming trend in the U.S. military, as more and more female soldiers have come forward with tales of sexual abuse at the hands of male soldiers and superior officers.

 

March 18, 2009 - Does Policy Endanger Female Soldiers?

Female Troops Face Threat Of Sexual Abuse By Comrades As "Moral Waivers" Increase

 

 

CBS News Exclusive: Katie Couric reports on the growing number of female soldiers who claim to have been sexually abused, as records indicate that convicted rapists have been permitted to enlist.

 

And as we look forward lets bring the troops home, take care of them when they get here and really upgrade our veterans hospitals and clinics. And this time Sacrifice, ourselves, as they and their Families Sacrificed for us, and give All that is Promised and Due!!

 

Us Vietnam Vets will Make Sure this generation isn't treated as our brothers and sisters were, and we once again watched as Gulf War I veterans were, that's a Promise!!

 

This new generation has embraced the technology, what wasn't before, to advance their cause, battles they shouldn't have to be fighting, and we're right there with them!!

 

The Country better not fail once more, and learn the lessons this time, the real lessons!!

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"Packing Inferno"

 

For nearly a decade, both wars have largely been reported by the media and explained to the public by lawmakers in statistical terms; thousands of U.S. soldiers killed in combat, hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis dead, and three-quarters of a million veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress.

 

Until recently, the press has been prohibited from photographing veterans returning from combat in flag-draped coffins, and funerals for the fallen were likewise off-limits.

 

But by relying heavily on numbers and press releases as a way of covering both conflicts, the public has been rendered incapable of experiencing or feeling any dramatic element associated with the devastation. It’s a sad truth that the average person is unable to accurately say how many U.S. soldiers have been killed and wounded since the wars began (4,257 dead, more than 31,000 wounded, 320,000 diagnosed with brain injuries).

 

Tyler E. Boudreau's book: "Packing Inferno: The Unmaking of a Marine"

 

"The wise man points to the stars and the fool sees only the finger - and discusses it 24/7 on cable."

Karzai: Additional U.S. Troops 'Seven Years Too Late'

 

In an interview with Margaret Warner, Afghan President Hamid Karzai welcomed additional U.S. troops, but said they were "seven years too late." He also endorsed reaching out to members of the Taliban who embraced the Afghan constitution.

 

Streaming Video Link, which you can also find, along with audio and transcript at top site link.

 

"The wise man points to the stars and the fool sees only the finger - and discusses it 24/7 on cable."

hat tip tucson lib for the find. Galloway's entire 2006 testimony can be found on You Tube.

George Galloway Banned From Canada

And yet war criminal/pathological liar George Bush is welcomed with open arms. O Canada! Once you were a beacon of freedom and sanity. So sad, so sad... And what was George Galloway's crime? He dared to speak truth to power. Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrdFFCnYtbk

 

carol

Over at AfterDowningStreet and had the same thoughts as to the bushy speech, ironic ain't it, and a great symbol of the parallel world we exist in.

"The wise man points to the stars and the fool sees only the finger - and discusses it 24/7 on cable."

The Buzz blurb gives the main points. I commented on Buzzflash about the implications for our troops and people on the end of spent fuel uranium bullets. Much more could obviously be said.

NRC decision on depleted uranium draws rebuke on Hill

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's decision classifying depleted uranium as the least hazardous type of radioactive material is "unsupportable," the chairman of the House Environment and Energy Subcommittee said yesterday. Chairman Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and subcommittee member Jim Matheson (D-Utah) told the NRC in a letter (pdf): "The arbitrary and capricious mischaracterization of depleted uranium as Class A waste will undermine public confidence in the waste classification system, may increase risks to public health and safety and raises the possibility that additional, uncharacterized and possibly even more dangerous materials could be similarly treated in the future." At issue is a 3-1 NRC vote on Wednesday deciding that depleted uranium be classified as a Class A low-level waste, with the caveat that additional disposal restrictions might be needed for large quantities of it.

carol

There was no doubt that 9-11, like Pearl Harbor, needed to be avenged,
but Bush had another agenda.

Bush, Cheney, and appointees lied about WMD, aluminum tubes, and Niger Uranium to con Congress into approving an invasion of Iraq, a country that did not have anything to do with 9-11.

In WW-II, in 4 years, FDR put 13,000,000 men in the fight, beat 3 dictatorships, their leaders dead at the end.

After 7 years of War On Terror, neither Bush nor Cheney could find Osama Bin Laden, our US reputation is in the gutter, we're still at war, over 4,200 US Soldiers are dead, over 30,000 maimed for the Bush-Cheney arrogance and lies. They ordered Torture, a violation of Federal Law.

If we as a people hope to force our public officials to obey our laws and our Constitution,
the time is Now
and the way to do it is
to prosecute members of the Bush administration
who violated Federal Laws,
including the law against Torturing prisoners.

The reason that we continue to have unnecessary wars of choice is
that our Congress makes excuses for lawbreaking officials instead of impeaching or prosecuting them.

Unless Obama's statement that “no one is above the law” is a lie,
Obama must appoint a Special Prosecutor for Bush, Cheney and the appointee lawyers that advocated Torture, violated many Federal Laws, our Constitution & the Geneva Convention on Torture.

Sign The Petition To Prosecute them

http://ANGRYVoters.org

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