Friday, October 7

Shut Up

Senate, House to Clash Over Military Bill
By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer
Delivering a rare wartime slap at Pentagon authority and President Bush...

Y'know, at one point we had over a half-million troops in Vietnam, killing and being killed by both an insurgency and the standing army of another country, and nobody every used that "wartime" crap. People did make arguments involving our being at war, but there was always the recognition that it wasn't declared. I wouldn't bother to quibble about "war", although that was never legally accurate, and at this point your war's over. But wartime, for fuck's sake. When was it ever wartime in America? When did anybody in this country sacrifice a toenail clipping for "Iraqi freedom"? Sure, we had our pockets picked, but that's more like business as usual.

1 comment:

Heydave said...

Good gaddam point! Of course, this must mean we're both anti'murcan.