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Support the Troops

A great op-ed in the NYT points out the hypocrisy of the Bush administration, the Republican party, and politicians in general on the Iraq war. Nobody supports the troops, except their families. America is in party mode! Let those soldiers die! America doesn’t give a damn!

As the op-ed says, a draft would sort things out. Let’s have a draft now! Of course, that’s a little problem for Bush and Cheney, both of whom dodged the draft during Vietnam. They don’t believe in fighting for their country. They believe in sending somebody else to fight for the United States. That’s why we have thousands of mercenary troops like Blackwater fighting in Iraq, in addition to our “volunteer” military.

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