Tuesday, March 06, 2007

More Bush Stuff (BS)

Back in the day, Weird Wally would cringe whenever he heard Bush and the neoconservatives scream, “support our troops.” Like magic words, that simple phrase held both Democrats and the media captive to fear and being, “soft on terrorism,” because whenever anyone attempted to speak out against the war, they’ be “supporting the terrorists.”

Meanwhile, the neocons were making tons of money while privatizing the military and other parts of government and reselling those very same services back to the government at a profit. It’s an expensive way to run a country, but it worked well for corporations and the rich people that controlled them. And even as families of troops sent money to soldiers to could buy equipment and body amour our government failed to provide them, our leaders insisted that we, “support our troops.” But, those magic words were merely a way of diverting our attention away from what Bush, Cheney the neocons were really doing.

Fact is, Bush and his neocons don’t care about the troops. What the neocons care about is making large corporations the fourth branch of government. It used to be the media, but corporations have brought out most and the rest simply fell asleep at the wheel.

It might be easy to let the troops and the war slip below our radar screens, but when they start returning home and, once again, become more visable and real, it gets harder for the neocons to maintain the illusion that they care. One of the reasons that Walter Reed is in such sad shape is because the services was recently contracted out to Halliburton, the same corperation that is doing such a shit jobs for our troops over in Iraq. The Privatizing of Walter Reed
More on Halliburton

Worse yet, the Bush administration is preparing to ask Congress for additional ‘surge’ funds, according to the Associated Press. The additional monies will pay for controctors who provide “support personnel,” and much of it will go to Halliburton, Dick Cheney was, at one time, their CEO. The cost of surging

The politics of surging

Something to think about: What does, “support our troops,” mean to you?

Trust me,
Weird Wally


Anonymous said...

WW, youself and other progressives are doing no good to our troops in the feild.

How would you feel if a lot of physical and mental secrifice was asked of you and you knew that you would return home to nothing?

That kind of worldview could get our troops wounded, killed and, worse.

The truth doesn't always set us free.

Sometimes, truth just enslaves us.

Anonymous said...

What you are doing by telling your your version of of the truth is not good for our troops. How can our troops kill, get maimed and injured, only to live and kill again, if you tell them that our president and vice president don't give a fuck about them because we are either from the hood or the trailer park.


Janice said...

Does supporting our troops mean; walking our talk?

But talk is cheap.

Quite frankly, the Bush administration and neocons aren't putting our money where their mouths are. Ponder the privatization of Walter Reed and the Veterans Administration!

Now tell us again why that isn't fucked up?