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Saturday, March 08, 2008

Iraqmire: Five Glorious Years

Where did the time go? It’s been almost five years since we liberated the Iraqi people. And what a cakewalk it was. Our soldiers were greeted as liberators. They were showered with candy and ice cream by throngs of grateful Iraqis. Democracy and prosperity have been blossoming throughout the Middle East ever since then. And best of all, it didn’t cost us a cent. The entire operation was paid for by Iraqi oil revenues.

The scary part is, nearly 20 percent of Americans still believe the bullshit in the above paragraph. (That’s about the same as the percentage who believe the sun revolves around the Earth.) If you're not part of that knuckledragging 19%, please be aware of Winter Soldier: (H/T to KWW at The Dishpan Chronicles for posting about this.)

From March 13th through 16th, U.S. veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan will be testifying about what's really happening there. Please check this site for information, events, media outlets and a very grim video.

Groups taking part in Winter Soldier include: Iraq Veterans Against The War, Veterans For Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against The War, Military Families Speak Out and Gold Star Families Speak Out.

Again, everyone involved in this 4-day event is a veteran. Anyone who is still in favor of the madness in Iraq — you are hereby summoned.

cross-posted at Bring It On!

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Blogger LET'S TALK said...

I hope that others jump on this Tom. The Winter Soldier have been ignored for to long and it's time for support. Also thanks to Kitchen Window Woman for this information.

March 8, 2008 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Let's Talk: Thanks. We need as much publicity as possible for this event. These groups represent the vast majority of Americans' opinions and yet the mainstream "media" will studiously ignore this 4-day event.

March 8, 2008 at 11:33 PM  
Blogger Larry said...

Perhaps an extended bus tour of Iraq would be appropriate for all those wonderful people who vividly support the war.

After all they could enjoy firsthand what a great thing this is should their bus be able to avoid being bombed.

March 9, 2008 at 6:10 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Great information Tom. My sixteen year old daughter and I had a long talk the other day about war and wars; the differences between WWII, Korea, Vietnam and today’s war in Iraq. I also touched on how our government censors and sugar coats the horrors of war today.

317 days until the recovery begins.

March 9, 2008 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Larry: Yeah, either a bus tour of Iraq, or a tour of duty in the trenches. But that would be more of a punishment for the real soldiers who would have to serve alongside those yellow elephants.

Carlos: I'm glad you had that talk with your daughter. Our foreign policy and worldwide reputation sure have deteriorated since WWII. 317 and counting.

March 9, 2008 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Um, you forgot about the flowers thrown at our feet.

Thanks for the links, and you're right, the talking hairpieces will happily ignore this. Peace, or even the hint of it, isn't the ratings boost quite like exploding nations.

March 9, 2008 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Randal: Yes, exploding nations -- that's where the action is. After all, if you're a keyboard warrior, the Iraqi war is just another video game.

March 9, 2008 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

Thanks Tom for blogging Winter Soldier - you sure let 'em have it! Let's hope that people are viewing or listening via their computers like I plan to be if I can get it to work right.

IVAW are a pretty determined bunch - we can all be proud of them. What hey are about to do takes an incredible amount of courage.

March 9, 2008 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

KWW: Thanks. Glad you liked the post. Yes, the IVAW are certainly a group we can be proud of.

March 9, 2008 at 11:58 PM  
Blogger sksee said...

Great blog you have there. Nice writeup. Hope you can drop by mine too.


March 10, 2008 at 6:42 AM  
Blogger Mile High Pixie said...

And just today, Tom, I heard that a high-ranking general who said that invading Iran was a rotten idea was just fired/demoted/forced to retire. Wow! What a coincidence! I'm sure he's going to "spend more time with his family."

I'm glad they're standing up for this. My sister has some Iraq vets in her English classes right now, and they're saying what IVAW are saying: we're NOT making a difference there. Maybe right after we landed, but sure as hell not now.

March 11, 2008 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mile High Pixie: I heard the same thing, about that general who dared to disagree with the Child King and now he's suddenly going to be spending more time with his family.

It seems to be a consensus, what IVAW is saying: if there actually was any justification for our invasion of Iraq, we had absolutely no business staying there after Hussein was overthrown.

March 11, 2008 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger KG said...

Thanks for the great links.

March 12, 2008 at 6:47 PM  

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