READER COMMENTS ON
"MEMORIAL DAY 2006: A Veteran of the Iraq War on His Experiences Fighting for America"
(29 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
Old Turk ---- SEND BRAD $$$$$$$$ !!!!!
said on 5/29/2006 @ 1:31 pm PT...
Happy Memorial Day,...
from pResident Bu$$$$$$h.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 5/29/2006 @ 2:26 pm PT...
Have you read about Operation Northwoods? Here is one quote about it:
"The plan ... called for various false flag actions, including simulated or real state sponsored terrorism (such as hijacked planes) on U.S. and Cuban soil. The plan was proposed by senior U.S. Department of Defense leaders, including the highest ranking member of the U.S. military, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Louis Lemnitzer (Wikipedia link here, bold added).
How many of your unit would have committed acts of terror in the name of the American people ... shot down civilian aircraft, sniper kills of civilians, and bombing of civilians WITHIN THE US?
How many of your unit would do that NOW if ordered to do so?
I was ordered to do so but told them */*&%#@ yourself. Until patriots grow wise enough and balsy enough to tell the oil barons to go do an enema with their friggin oil, Bush will always "be right".
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 5/29/2006 @ 4:07 pm PT...
The link to Paul's site above is not working ... so until fixed here is a link.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 5/29/2006 @ 5:20 pm PT...
The problem with the link is the spelling "Chasting Ghosts" instead of "Chasing Ghosts." Perhaps these ghosts are a particularly randy sort?
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 5/29/2006 @ 7:14 pm PT...
Any comments about this vet, Ricky/Mike J/Jeff/HCOCDR(probably one of the first 3)???
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 5/29/2006 @ 7:17 pm PT...
Why don't you wrongwingers bash this guy? Let's here it!
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 5/29/2006 @ 7:33 pm PT...
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 5/30/2006 @ 5:35 am PT...
I usually don't go with what this loon has on his site, but you'll have to admit, with these freaks in the (white) house, anything is possible
Also Madsen does a number on Kos at his site, (another place I don't go to, Kos that is, I think hes a phony DLC/Neo-Con psy-ops operator too)
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 5/30/2006 @ 6:04 am PT...
Same story about planted news, I picked it up at Raw Story link here
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 5/30/2006 @ 6:17 am PT...
Bush Budget Increases Health Care Costs For 1 Million Veterans. For the fourth year in a row, the budget increases health care costs for 1 million veterans by imposing new fees for veterans, costing them more than $2.6 billion over five years. It would double the co-payment for prescription drugs from $8 to $15, and impose an enrollment fee of $250 a year for category 7 and 8 veterans, who make as little as $26,902 a year.
Administration Continues To Block Low Income Veterans From Enrolling In VA Health Care. On January 17, 2003, the Bush Administration stopped enrolling new Priority 8 veterans for VA medical care, and the President's budget continues this restrictive policy. This has prevented 1 million veterans, who make as little as $26,902 a year, from enrolling in VA health care.
Refuses To End The Disabled Veterans' Tax. The President's budget fails to repeal the Disabled Veterans Tax, which forces disabled military retirees to give up one dollar of their pension for every dollar of disability pay they receive. The budget continues to require nearly 400,000 military retirees with service-connected disabilities to continue to pay the Disabled Veterans' Tax.
Fails To End The Military Families' Tax. The Survivor Benefit Plan penalizes survivors, mostly widows, of those killed as a result of combat. These widows lose their survivor benefits if they receive Dependency and Indemnity Compensation benefits because their spouse has died of a service-connected injury. The President's budget forces these 53,000 spouses to continue to pay this unfair tax, even though these families have made the greatest sacrifice for our country.
Mental Health Services For Iraqi Veterans Fail To Meet Growing Need. An Army study shows that about one in six soldiers in Iraq report symptoms of major depression, serious anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder, and some experts predict that the number eventually requiring mental health treatment could exceed 170,000. Up to one-third of Iraq war veterans are suffering from some degree of PTSD. [UPI, 1/27/06] And yet, the President's budget calls for only about 14 percent more for post-traumatic stress disorder and mental health services than last year.
Cuts Funding For Medical And Prosthetic Research. It cuts $13 million from medical and prosthetic research this year. This would set the research grant program back years, just as many of our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are coming home with terrible injuries that require this expertise.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 5/30/2006 @ 6:25 am PT...
Dan on your #6, they haven't got their marching orders yet from Herr Rush
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 5/30/2006 @ 6:42 am PT...
American soldiers killed up to 400-500 South Korean refugees according to a letter recently discovered (link here).
Now they are being sent to the US border. And refugee camps are once again being built.
Paul Rieckhoff, I ask again, will American soldiers shoot down those they claim to be "saving"?
Tell them not to follow illegal orders.
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 5/30/2006 @ 6:51 am PT...
I watched that saga Into the West yesterday, it was an example of how "Americans" treat "outsiders" when the fear is instilled in them
Very good show if you like the old West stuff (the way it really went down)
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 5/30/2006 @ 7:41 am PT...
I have been wondering why, out of all the madmen at the helms of government around the world today, the Iranian one has been so vociferous.
I soon realized I was confusing his apparent tactical madness (he was dissing the US and Israel, who everyone thinks can kick his ass in a flash) with his apparent religious madness (he distorts Islam like Pat Robertson distorts Christianity).
Then today I read a blog post from an Iraqi woman in Baghdad, who said:
"We immediately began hearing about the Iranian revolutionary guard, and how they had formed a militia of Iraqis who had defected to Iran during the Iran-Iraq war. We heard how they were already inside of the country and were helping to loot and burn everything from governmental facilities to museums. The Hakims and Badr made their debut, followed by several other clerics with their personal guard and militias, all seeping in from Iran.
Today they rule the country" (link here, bold added).
Now it makes more sense. The Iranian's came in under the radar and set up a government, even while Bremer was there neutralizing the Iraqi military.
This gave Iran the upper hand in some ways it would seem. That is why the two madmen are sticking pins in each other. Madman Bush and madman from Iran are playing an incompetent game of chess with live folk. When they die they are secretly removed from the board (no photos of coffins please) and placed in war worship ground to be used later to catapult the propaganda.
I am wondering if they are playing best out of seven?
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 5/30/2006 @ 7:48 am PT...
I'm going to buy "Chasing Ghosts". "The Last True Story I'll ever Tell" is a good book as well. I saw that author on Jon Stewart. Wayne Madsen has an interesting piece a few days back called the third way which explains why dems. and repubs. are voting the same way. Makes sense. I think Kos is a dem. Bob Woodward and is working hard for the DLC. And took Diebold money. Make that comment on his site and see how fast you get banned.
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
said on 5/30/2006 @ 8:14 am PT...
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
said on 5/30/2006 @ 8:26 am PT...
"Countless My Lai Massacres in Iraq"
By Dahr Jamail
t r u t h o u t Perspective
Tuesday 30 May 2006
"...Arun Gupta, an investigative journalist and editor with the New York Indypendent newspaper of the New York Independent Media Center, has written extensively about US-backed militias and death squads in Iraq. He is also the former editor at the Guardian weekly in New York and writes frequently for Z Magazine and Left Turn...
"The fact is, while I think the militias have, to a degree, spiraled out of US control, it's the US who trains, arms, funds, and supplies all the police and military forces, and gives them critical logistical support," he told me this week. "For instance, there were reports at the beginning of the year that a US army unit caught a "death squad" operating inside the Iraqi Highway Patrol. There were the usual claims that the US has nothing to do with them. It's all a big lie. The American reporters are lazy. If they did just a little digging, there is loads of material out there showing how the US set up the highway patrol, established a special training academy just for them, equipped them, armed them, built all their bases, etc. It's all in government documents, so it's irrefutable. But then they tell the media we have nothing to do with them and they don't even fact check it. In any case, I think the story is significant only insofar as it shows how the US tries to cover up its involvement."
Once again, like Abu Ghraib, a few US soldiers are being investigated about what occurred in Haditha. The "few bad apples" scenario is being repeated in order to obscure the fact that Iraqis are being slaughtered every single day. The "shoot first ask questions later" policy, which has been in effect from nearly the beginning in Iraq, creates trigger-happy American soldiers and US-backed Iraqi death squads who have no respect for the lives of the Iraqi people. Yet, rather than high-ranking members of the Bush administration who give the orders, including Bush himself, being tried for the war crimes they are most certainly guilty of, we have the ceremonial "public hanging" of a few lowly soldiers for their crimes committed on the ground..."
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
said on 5/30/2006 @ 8:48 am PT...
"Neo-cons question Bushĺs democratisation strategy"
"...Graham Fuller, former diplomat and intelligence officer, suggests the US is suffering from ôstrategic fatigueö brought on by ôimperial over-reachö...
"...ôIn the last few years, diverse countries have deployed a multiplicity of strategies and tactics designed to weaken, divert, complicate, limit, delay or block the Bush agenda through a death by a thousand cuts,ö says Mr Fuller..."
I'm not sure which countries he's referring to here exactly, but whoever they are I'd like to thank them.
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
said on 5/30/2006 @ 9:28 am PT...
COMMENT #20 [Permalink]
said on 5/30/2006 @ 9:55 am PT...
Go to Rense and see "El Dicko"
COMMENT #21 [Permalink]
said on 5/30/2006 @ 1:20 pm PT...
At first I wanted to shout "Rambo does a book", but bit my tongue.
Then I went to Jeff's (the name Jeff reminds me of trolls, so I had to get past that) website, where I read:
"What's worse is that these three years of benign neglect by ... the American public"
That did it. I call bullshit on that. That is not how it works.
It works like this Rambo:
1) the proposed president campaigns and says who he is, what he stands for, and what he will and will not do
2) the people do their duty and vote for or against what the proposed president based upon what he says he is, what he says he stands for, and what he says he will or will not do
3) the proposed president as president is then judged upon what he is, what he stands for, and what he does and does not do
When he reaches 29% in the polls the people have done their job and called the SOB a liar, a criminal, and unworthy.
Anyone who blames the American people for what preznit blush and the rest of the republican dictatorship has done can kiss my ass.
I will neither purchase nor read the book unless and until a retraction takes place. Take it back, fix the text, recall the propaganda.
Accountability puts the blame on those in power or there is nothing to fight for. Except your own lame glory Rambo.
So which is it?
COMMENT #22 [Permalink]
Grizzly Bear Dancer
said on 5/30/2006 @ 6:08 pm PT...
THE MISSION WILL finally BE ACCOMPLISHED WHEN WE IMPEACH AND JAIL THE LYING MURDERERS IN THE BUSHIT ADMINISTRATION. US Soldiers who were given an order to go to war and kill or be killed must know they were called to battle based on cooked intelligence by oil barrons. I implore you to go to loosechange911.com and buy the DVD called LOUDER THAN WORDS 2ND EDITION dedicated to those who lost their lives on 9/11 to learn the real truth soldier. WE MUST WAVE THE WHITE FLAG and get our boys the fck out of IRAQ.
COMMENT #23 [Permalink]
said on 5/30/2006 @ 6:37 pm PT...
I'm watching Paul Rieckhoff on MSNBC right now and he is not blaming the troops involved in the incident without waiting for the investigation. He just said that he has the greatest respect for the Uniform Code of Military Justice and that we all need to wait for the investigation before we go blaming the troops involved. He said that he fully understands the passion when your fellow troops in your unit are attacked and they want to hit back hard, because he was in those situations before. When asked about Rep.Murtha's comments, he said that he has great respect for Rep.Murtha and his service, but that he ALSO needs to wait for the investigation to be concluded. The segment's topic was a discussion on the MSM and if they have already judged the troops involved as guilty. Paul was in agreement on that also.
COMMENT #24 [Permalink]
said on 5/31/2006 @ 3:48 am PT...
Mike J #23
There are several courts that try issues.
There is the military with JAG, there are the civilian court jurisdictions, and there is the court of public opinion.
None of these works the same as the others work.
The court of public opinion will not wait until the Iraq invasion and occupation is "over" before they find it "guilty" of being in the wrong direction.
They will not wait until '08 to express their view of the republican dictatorship, they will do that this November.
And they did not wait for the abu gharaib thing to finalize as requested by the military, nor will they wait for this massacre to go thru the entire fox appraisal of the events in the hen house.
They know the military investigating the military is a conflict of interest.
And when something does not pass the smell test in the court of public opinion, the verdict comes down as "this stinks to high heaven".
COMMENT #25 [Permalink]
said on 5/31/2006 @ 1:02 pm PT...
It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN, not the politician, Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the VETERAN, who salutes the Flag,
It is the VETERAN, who serves under the Flag.
IT IS THE VETERAN WHO DESERVES OUR UTMOST RESPECT AND HONOR.
Do we have that to give to our nation's VETERANS?
COMMENT #26 [Permalink]
Grizzly Bear Dancer
said on 5/31/2006 @ 6:06 pm PT...
It is lying murderers in the Bushit administration who have orchestratrated 9/11, fixed our last 2 presidential election and sent our military to war based on Bushit cooked up by the White House. Oil barrons who's greed dictates unrestrained pollution, the sale of OUR public wildlands, drilling in the Arctic Wildlife refuge, gutting the Federal endangered species act to where habitat will no longer be protected, delisting the isolated population of Yellowstone Brown bears suffering from inbreeding and 57 other important problems not to mention the bald eagle. Digging in the Arctic will save Americans 1 penny at the pumps starting in 10 years but the damage to this priceless irreplacable area is fcking forever!
COMMENT #27 [Permalink]
said on 6/1/2006 @ 7:42 am PT...
PEACE ON EARTH
GOOD WILL TOWARD ALL
Learn Peace, NOT War
Some are evangelists for the god of war, and others are evangelists for PEACE.
The doctrines and precepts of the evangelists of the god of war are death, destruction, invasion, propaganda, killing, maiming, fear, insanity, depravity, murder, massacre, hatred, and torture.
The doctrines and precepts of the evangelists of peace are love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
PEACE OUT !!
COMMENT #28 [Permalink]
said on 6/2/2006 @ 9:07 pm PT...
Written in a Japanese POW camp in Mongolia at great peril to his life by a Bataan Death March survivor:
A soldier is a nobody, we hear lots of people say.
He is the outcast of the world and always in the way.
We admit there are bad ones from the Army to the Marines,
but the majority you will find, the most worthy ever seen.
Most people condemn the soldier when he stops to take a drink or two,
but does a soldier condemn you, when you stop to take a few.
Now don't scorn the soldier but clasp him by the hand,
for the uniform he wears means protection to our land.
The goverment picks its soldier from the million far and wide,
so please place him as your equal good buddies side by side.
When a soldier goes to battle you cheer him on the way,
you say he is a hero when in the ground he lay.
But the hardest battle of the soldier is in the time of peace,
when all mock and scorn him and treat him like a beast.
With these few lines we close sir, we hope we don't offend
but when you meet a soldier just treat him like a friend.
Obtained from and Thanks to:
D.M. Barger [ex-FTG-1[SS]] who obtained it in turn from
CMSC Brown, USAF Ret.
The youngest survivor of the Bataan Death March.
ę 1997-2001 David Merchant
Updated 19 March 2001
COMMENT #29 [Permalink]
said on 6/3/2006 @ 6:01 am PT...
How wonderful of Mike J to distribute freedoms all around the world!
How very nice!
Wonder what it was like before the US existed 200 years ago? Must have been very sad without Mike J.
No freedom or democracy anywhere ... wow bet all those nations existing for thousands of years before that just could not wait til Mike J came along and granted freedom for everyone.
Yeah Mike J ... bringer of freedom ... yea ...