Tuesday, August 09, 2005

"Get Packin', Georgie"

August 5, 2005:

Just a two hour drive away in Dallas, at the Veterans for Peace National Convention in Dallas, I’m sitting with a roomful of veterans from the current quagmire.

When asked what he would say to Mr. Bush if he had the chance to speak to him, Abdul Henderson, a corporal in the Marines who served in Iraq from March until May, 2003, took a deep breath and said, “It would be two hits-me hitting him and him hitting the floor. I see this guy in the most prestigious office in the world, and this guy says ‘bring it on.’ A guy who ain’t never been shot at, never seen anyone suffering, saying ‘bring it on?’ He gets to act like a cowboy in a western movie…it’s sickening to me.”

The other vets with him nod in agreement as he speaks somberly…his anger seething.

One of them, Alex Ryabov, a corporal in an artillery unit which was in Iraq the first three months of the invasion, asked for some time to formulate his response to the same question.

“I don’t think Bush will ever realize how many millions of lives he and his lackeys have ruined on their quest for money, greed and power,” he says, “To take the patriotism of the American people for granted…the fact that people (his administration) are willing to lie and make excuses for you while you continue to kill and maim the youth of America and ruin countless families…and still manage to do so with a smile on your face.”

Taking a deep breath to steady himself he continues as if addressing Bush first-hand; “You needs to resign, take the billions of dollars you’ve made off the blood and sweat of US service members….all the suffering you’ve caused us, and put those billions of dollars into the VA to take care of the men and women you sent to be slaughtered. Yet all those billions aren’t enough to even try to compensate all the people who have been affected by this.”

There's more. A lot more. Powerful, sad, mind-bending first-hand accounts by guys who've been there. Tragic doesn't even begin to describe what Team Bush has done.

Must. Start. Drinking.

Blonde nod to Raw Story.


At 7:59 PM, Blogger Drunken Proletariat said...

Bull-SHIT!!! You started drinking a long time ago! I bet you think that your wine is better than mine.

Maybe so.

But I would love to give your Liberal-white-ass Pinot Noir-lovin' self a run for your money an' bet that the Ridiculous Right will blind a few more eyes with their moon-shine brand of faux-patriotism; you are soooo in trouble down there...

And therefore, so are the rest of us.
Keep up the good work, Cap...

At 5:10 AM, Blogger Jeff Huber said...

Mighty powerful stuff. Hope this gets wide coverage.


At 8:24 AM, Blogger Capitola said...

HEH. Hey DP, my brother in booze! Where have you been? Enjoying your view of US poor pinko commie bastids from your safe neo-con free-zone of Cannuckistan?

When are you gonna send down some of that northern moonshine you stomp into merlot with your bare feet? This mambypamby Napa Valley grape juice hardly gets the buzz on anymore, what with so much Bull-SHIT I gotta try to drink into the darker recesses of my brain. Have mercy, man!


Great *seeing* you!


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