Talkin' trash to the garbage around me.

20 March, 2007

Pardon my war for making your commute inconvenient

Want to know why the war in Iraq is still dragging on? From a combat veteran participating in a mock combat patrol of DC:
They called it Operation First Casualty -- citing the adage that truth is the first casualty of war. The premise of their guerrilla-theater incursion was that, for all the yellow ribbons and "support the troops" sloganeering, life goes on at home pretty much oblivious to what it's like for American soldiers and Iraqi civilians.

"When I got home, the hardest thing for me was realizing the war does not exist here," said Aaron Hughes of Chicago, who was a sergeant in a transportation unit that convoyed troops and supplies in and out of Iraq from Kuwait.

The response of a witness to the patrol:
"I don't know what they're doing, but they're in everybody's way," said Janet Ruck, a career counselor in Washington. Upon hearing an explanation, she said, "So they were intentionally getting in people's way. I don't think that people have lost touch or forgotten [about the war]. I don't think this is the way to get people to connect."

And god forbid their need to make Muricans aware that people are fucking dying every day in Iraq preempt teh American Idol...

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