I have to tell you, I started out slow this morning as you know a couple of my sons are home on leave right now. I went through the news and was leaning towards writing about the chief idiot vetoing the child Healthcare law as being too expensive at $35 Billion and I researched the numbers game and the Democrat's are entirely right while McCain the AH backed up bush.
However two recurring themes really hit home. I realized just how screwed we are as we try to battle these pro war warmongers who will stop at nothing including insulting our wounded warriors who are speaking against their Forever war and it blew me away to hear about Army Specialist Ciara Durkin because her death sounded suspicious to me from the beginning. I am really getting suspicious of Bushco and who is killing our own troops to stay on this miscource of justice?
Anyway, first Limburger! Brian McGough, a 31-year-old former Army staff sergeant who was wounded in a roadside attack in Iraq, knew he wouldn't get a warm response from talk show host Rush Limbaugh when he starred in an ad by the anti-Iraq war veterans group VoteVets.org. The ad, which featured a photograph of McGough's shaved head with jagged scars, was a response to Limbaugh's implication during his broadcast last week that antiwar vets were "phony soldiers":
"Rush, the shrapnel I took to my head was real. My traumatic brain injury was real. And my belief we are on the wrong course in Iraq is real," McGough says in the ad. "Until you have the guts to call me a phony soldier to my face, stop telling lies about my service." Limbaugh responded on air Tuesday, comparing McGough metaphorically to a suicide bomber. He said the ad was "a blatant use of a valiant combat veteran, lying to him about what I said, then strapping those lies to his belt, sending him out via the media in a TV ad to walk into as many people as he can walk into."
With the 2008 presidential primary season at a fevered pitch, both sides of the political noise machine are cranking up the volume, looking for opportunities to slam the other side for bad behavior, bad word choice or bad intentions. Schoolyard-style taunts flung by irrepressible partisans are blown up into national debates. Please read this entire lot of BS
I am sick of the childish games at the expense of well intentioned soldier. This crap has got to be stopped. This is really disgusting and inhumane. Those idiots are sacrificing the reputations of good Americans so they can follow their repugnant underhanded course. Speaking of sacrificing, this is not the first time but what just happened to Ciera Durkin has got to bring all this to a head and an end. We have got to start revolting against this crap, be heard, and make a difference!
Speaking of sacrificing well intentioned soldiers! Exactly how Ciara Durkin died remains a mystery. The Army National Guard soldier from Massachusetts was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in Afghanistan last week, and now her family is demanding answers from the military. Initially the Pentagon reported that Durkin, part of a finance unit deployed to Afghanistan in November 2006, had been killed in action, but then revised its statement to read she had died of injuries "suffered from a non-combat related incident" at Bagram Airfield. The statement had no specifics and said the circumstances are under investigation.
Durkin had a desk job doing payroll in an office about three miles inside the secure Bagram Air Base. About 90 minutes after she left work last Friday, her family says she was found dead near a chapel on the base with a single gunshot wound to the head. The 30-year-old soldier, who was born in Ireland and came to the U.S. as a little girl, felt safer deployed in Afghanistan over Iraq, her family told CBS News correspondent Kelly Wallace.
Yet she was found dead within a highly secure base, with few answers. "The family has been informed that she was in the compound, and she was shot in the head," Durkin's sister, Fiona Canavan, told the Boston Globe. "She was in a secure area of the compound, which, even though the investigation is not complete, leads the family to believe it was what is called friendly fire," she said.
Adding to the mystery is something the Army Specialist told her family: if something happened to her in Afghanistan, they should look into it. She was concerned about things she was seeing over there, one of her eight brothers and sisters said in an interview. Canavan told the Quincy, Mass. Patriot Ledger on Wednesday that when her sister was home three weeks ago, she told her about something she had come across that raised some concern with her: "She was in the finance unit and she said, 'I discovered some things I don’t like and I made some enemies because of it.'" Canavan revealed that Durkin said if anything happened to her, to make sure it was investigated.
The family's grief, made more torturous by the limited information being released and rumors, is not helped by remembrances of past instances where misinformation followed the deaths or injuries of service members. The military initially said Army Ranger Pat Tillman was killed in an enemy firefight in Afghanistan in 2004, even after evidence came to light that he had been killed by friendly fire. You know one of our own killed him!
There were also reports circulated that captured Army pfc. Jessica Lynch had bravely fired upon insurgents after being wounded, though she testified later that that was not so. You know this was hyped for Bush's illegal war!
Sgt. Patrick McCaffrey and 1st Lt. Andre Tyson, killed in Iraq in 2004, were first reported to have been killed in an insurgent ambush, when they were actually killed by two Iraqi soldiers they were training. More hiding of the horrible reality we face and this is only what we find out about!
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I can't say I can't take any more of this crap. I have to say we have all said many times, I am absolutely sick of this underhanded crap and how much longer is they going to get away with this underhanded crap? Our own patriotic well intentioned kids are being sacrificed so these idiots can play their frigged up new order game. we have to start making a difference somehow and quick!