Wall Street Despises Troops
I am increasingly upset that Wall Street’s bull rally continues to set new records, while US military deaths in Iraq continue to set new records. Does Wall Street know we are fighting a war and losing? Do stocks keep going up because the war is irrelevant? Because they are confident that we will soon be leaving Iraq? Because they think we are going to win? I don’t get it. Losing a war is bad for a country, but apparently not bad for Wall Street.
The odd thing is that according to George Bush, the boys and girls in Iraq are fighting for them. Bush says this war is in response to Saddam Hussein’s attacking the World Trade Center in the New York City financial district. These soldiers are dying to get revenge for the deaths of New Yorkers, and New Yorkers don’t give a damn. Of course, neither does Bush, the US Congress, or the American people in general. The soldiers and their families care, but in general the soldiers need the money and don’t have other options, or they would probably be out of there, too.
Maybe those rich Wall Streeters could do something about providing jobs for soldiers leaving the military. They they wouldn’t have to keep fighting in Iraq until they die.