Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Active Duty Soldiers Speak Out

Just in case anyone thinks that the only people crabbing about the Iraq War Illegal Occupation are us old and bitter veterans of Vietnam, plus a bunch of crabby old ladies and other assorted left-wing types, here's a story out of Texas, Fort Hood soldiers breaking the silence in war in Iraq.

Excerpts:

...some vets feel it's their duty to let the American public know the truth.
"The honest truth is that if the American people knew what was going on over there everyday, they would be raising their voices too. They would be saying, 'Hey, bring those guys home," Sgt. Selena Coppa said.
Coppa blames lawmakers in Washington for filtering the facts on the war in Iraq. She said there's no real end in sight.
"There is a cost to this war. This war is being paid in American blood, in my soldier's blood. And that is not okay"...
. . .
"We lost really good friends, really good leaders who died in Iraq. From my perspective, it didn't make any sense, we didn't accomplish anything, and I talked to a lot of other soldiers who feel the same way," Fort Hood soldier Casey Porter said.
And that's from the mouths of people who really know what's being done in Iraq in the name of the American people. In fact, if you change just the time period, they are saying the same things as a lot of soldiers home from Vietnam said way back when.

But that won't stop the wingnuttery from calling them "cowards" and "leftwing tools" and "traitors" -- pretty much what everyone called Vietnam veterans who came home from the war with a different perspective on what was being spoon-fed the Moron-American voting bloc, who stood up and spoke out against the war.

And, as in the circa 1970 era, we ignore these voices at our peril.

1 Comment:

pepsiholic said...

How about not ignoring the soldiers who are confident we are going to win Farns?

Positive outlook
Poll: Despite misgivings, troops optimistic on Iraq.

Sixty-two percent of active-duty respondents expressed some degree of optimism that the U.S. will succeed in Iraq , up from just 50 percent last year. At their peak of optimism in 2004, 83 percent said they thought success in Iraq was likely. http://www.militarycity.com/polls/2007_main.php

Hopefully at least now, liberals won't spit on our troops.