Thursday, February 1, 2007

RE: U.S. troops kept Iraqi brains in the fridge for trophies

U.S. troops kept Iraqi brains in the fridge for trophies
Feb 1, 2007

A cousin of mine who served in Vietnam and today still suffers from PTSD told me that his unit would sever the heads off the Viet Cong they killed and line them up on the hoods of their jeeps when returning to their camp. The number of heads would be the measure of their "bravery, courage and performance" in the line of duty. They were trophies. You can bet your ass they had "productive" days in the battlefields. Napalm was even more certain to guarantee a good day's work. How quickly have we forgotten the lessons of the past?!? You would think Viet Nam had never happened, the way this Administration gets away with MURDER, pure and simple. Pelosi, get your gun, hon!

Vic continues to have recurring violent nightmares till this day about that whol experience, and his mental health issues apparently so affected his wife that she flipped out and wound up in the mental hospital herself years ago, never to recover. He, himself, vanished, perhaps into the streets with the rest of our war-damaged youth of that period. War destroys our own families, not just the "enemy's". Beware the spoils of "victory".

War is ugly, but such outright atrocities are absolutely hideous. Violence is the very feature of human life that gives material proof of the lack or loss of a civilized society. America ought to feel deeply shamed by this goon in the Oval Office.

Clearly, we are on a very slippery slope on both the foreign and domestic fronts. The class war at home continues, with the Republicans still clinging to their greedy policies on behalf of their wealthy and corporate constituents.

No minimum wage is as morally wrong as shooting our own citizens through the head. One wonders if that might not in fact be more merciful and compassionate of the neocons than simply letting the worst-off of our wage slaves suffer slowly and so painfully -- no food, no shelter, no clothing, no healthcare. Where is justice? Where is peace and good will? Where?

Toto, we're not in America anymore, are we? Yikes !!!

Y'all >>> "Teach Your Children Well", Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.




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