Monday, August 6, 2007

Heroes Die when Commanders-In-Chief are Cowards

Fifth century B.C. Greek playwright Euripides said, "When good men die their goodness does not perish, but lives though they are gone. What the ancient author could not have possibly foreseen was to take place nearly two and one half millenniums later; the George W. Bush administration.

Nowhere did Euripides mention how his beliefs included the senseless slaughter of nearly 3,700 male and female members of the U.S. Armed Forces to date. I'm sure you're all familiar with the U.S. Armed Forces, the very same organization that was called upon to represent this nation in Vietnam in the 60's and early 70's. Our current commander-in-chief and 2nd in command were much like the heroes of today, young men just starting out in life looking forward to all the wonders life has to offer. Seemingly good men. One a member of a wealthy, patriotic family from Texas, the other a bright young patriot from the wild west in Wyoming.

A funny thing happened however to both of these good men, these young patriots. George W. Bush, after the briefest of documented military service, just up and vanished. Many people swear they were with him, they just can't provide a scintilla of concrete evidence to support it. The other story in many ways is equally as tragic. The rugged cowboy from the hills of Wyoming was unable to prove his mettle on the battlefield due to a cyst. That's right, perhaps the most famous cyst in American history earned the "fighting cowboy" not one, not two but Five DEFERMENTS.

So fast forward over 30 years later and these two paragons of virtue and courage continue to perpetuate this senseless war while men and women without wealthy families and small fluid filled sacs on their backs can die in the desert of Iraq with no foreseeable end in sight.

These real heroes who gave their lives in Iraq will continue to live through their goodness whilst the men that sent them there will truly await a much less kind eternity when they're called upon to defend their lives....

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