Saturday, January 06, 2007
Bush needs bodies in combat boots for his war? Well, just send letters to dead soldiers and demand they report for duty!
Wow. Just when I thought that this NYT's article about the Middle East's view of the "newly dignified in death" Saddam --due to the US's extreme mistake in allowing him to be tried in a kangaroo court & hanged by Shiia thugs-- couldn't make this war in Iraq any more of an unmitigated BushCo clusterfuck disaster, I come across this via CNN: "The Army said Friday it would apologize to the families of about 275 officers killed or wounded in action who were mistakenly sent letters urging them to return to active duty. The letters were sent a few days after Christmas to more than 5,100 Army officers who had recently left the service. Included were letters to about 75 officers killed in action and about 200 wounded in action." NICE. I guess this June 2006 snarky article about plumping up the troop numbers via "reanimated from the dead zombie soldiers" isn't so far fetched, huh? And you would think that when Bush is so busy tossing in that signing statement that allows him to open up and read our citizen's mail WITHOUT a warrant and when the White House & the Secret Service quietly squeaked in and signed an agreement last spring in the midst of the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal declaring records identifying visitors to the WH are not open to the public that Bush might just insist that the Dept of Def actually cross their T's and dot their I's by double checking the list of troops who have been killed in action, wouldn't ya? Oh c'mon. Who am I kidding? This administration could fuck up a bachelor party gangbang in a Las Vegas whorehouse... and speaking of oncoming fuckups, check out what this retired Naval commander has to say about how badly BushCo is chomping at the bit to launch a war with Iran.