The NY TImes reports yet another military tragedy in which four Marines died because their Humvee had no armor. We've heard so many of these stories they're becoming cliche. U.S. soldiers have to buy their own armor, night-vision goggles, GPS gear and radios. There aren't enough bullets for training. Many troops are using Vietnam-era rifles. Troops have no bullet-proof vests and Humvees are armored with scrap tin.
Stop yawning, America. It's time to hold our government accountable. While we slap those cute little "Support Our Troops" magnets on our cars, Bush and his cronies are busy killing teenagers.
What do you call a soldier with an old rifle and no armor? A dead duck.
What do you call the person who knowingly sent him out that way? A traitor.
The U.S. government itself says a traitor is someone who knowingly:
- Aids and abets the enemy
- Creates a grave risk of death to another person
- Betrays national trust
And what happens to traitors? The death penalty.
Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld are traitors. Forget impeachment - these guys should be strung up. They are aiding and abetting the Iraqi insurgency by turning our troops into easy targets. They are directly responsible for the deaths of over 1,500 American troops, with tens of thousands more at risk. And they have betrayed our trust.
Support Our Troops indeed.