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Posted by solara in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Apr 05th 2007, 04:09 PM
When I hear Bush speak about "supporting our troops" I think about the lack of equipment and the absence of any real support from this administration that, in the last 4 years, has resulted in thousands of deaths, the loss of thousands of limbs, countless "new" kinds of brain injuries and thousands of cases of PTSD that our troops are still suffering in Iraq. I think about the callous, indifferent treatment they receive here at home and I am, somehow, reminded of "Johnny Got His Gun" a book by Dalton Trumbo, first published in 1939 .

This is an anti-war story about a young soldier in WW I who is grievously wounded and survives the loss of his arms, legs and face (he is blind and deaf as well) but is left with his mind intact. Hell.

Those who support "Bush's War" and the escalation of the violent and unending occupation of Iraq should read this book..(it's short and not too difficult) or rent the movie. War is not a board game. War is not a video game. War is not a "talking point" ..War is blood and body parts and unending horror. War is an obscenity when it is "justified".. but more so when it is based upon lies, manipulation and personal political agenda.

I want the few who still stand by Bush and his insane "war" to understand. I want them to see why the lies told by George H.W. Bush, Elliott Abrams, Gary Bauer, William J. Bennett , Jeb Bush, Dick Cheney, Eliot A. Cohen, Midge Decter, Paula Dobriansky, Steve Forbes, Aaron Friedberg, Francis Fukuyama, Frank Gaffney, Fred C. Ikle, Donald Kagan, Zalmay Khalilzad, I. Lewis Libby, Norman Podhoretz, Richard Perle, John Bolton, Dan Quayle, Peter W. Rodman, Stephen P. Rosen, Douglas Feith, Henry S. Rowen, Alberto Gonzales, John Ashcroft, James Woolsey, Donald Rumsfeld , Vin Weber, George Weigel, Paul Wolfowitz, George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice, Henry Kissinger, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, the rest of the corporate media and all the other NeoCons that got us into this mess are not just immoral, but CRIMINAL. I pray that maybe, just maybe thy will gain some insight and finally join us in SUPPORTING the troops by demanding an end to the violence.

Johnny Got His Gun by Metallica ( From "One")

I Can't Remember Anything
Can't Tell If this Is True or Dream
Deep down Inside I Feel to Scream
this Terrible Silence Stops Me

Now That the War Is Through with Me
I'm Waking up I Can Not See
That There Is Not Much Left of Me
Nothing Is Real but Pain Now

Hold My Breath as I Wish for Death
Oh Please God,wake Me

Back in the Womb its Much Too Real
in Pumps Life That I must Feel
but Can't Look Forward to Reveal
Look to the Time When I'll Live

Fed Through the Tube That Sticks in Me
Just like a Wartime Novelty
Tied to Machines That Make Me Be
Cut this Life off from Me

Hold My Breath as I Wish for Death
Oh Please God,wake Me
Now the World Is Gone I'm Just One
Oh God,help Me Hold My Breath as I Wish for Death
Oh Please God Help Me

Darkness Imprisoning Me
All That I See
Absolute Horror
I Cannot Live
I Cannot Die
Trapped in Myself
Body My Holding Cell

Landmine Has Taken My Sight
Taken My Speech
Taken My Hearing
Taken My Arms
Taken My Legs
Taken My Soul
Left Me with Life in Hell

Support the troops- end the occupation of Iraq and bring them home now.


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