October 24, 2010
Fine Words

This from Alternet:

ADM. MIKE MULLEN: Mr. Assange can say whatever he likes about the greater good he thinks he and his source are doing, but the truth is, they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family. Disagree with the war all you want, take issue with the policy, challenge me or our ground commanders on the decisions we make to accomplish the mission weíve been given, but donít put those who willingly go into harmís way even further in harmís way just to satisfy your need to make a point.

Words to live by, from the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. Whose own mission requires him to have on his hands the blood of thousands of young soldiers and Afghan families in order to make a point.

And what point exactly? In the service of what greater good? Does anyone even remember?

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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at October 24, 2010 03:32 PM
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"donít put those who willingly go into harmís way even further in harmís way just to satisfy your need to make a point."

So gutless propagandist, when is he going to order the withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan which has put hundreds of thousands of service people in harm's way?

Somehow 100,000 killings don't weigh against a single feather on the scales of shit that has already happened?

PS. Admiral, much as I despesise you, I would appreciate you taking time off from making propaganda and do a tour of all military hospitals and VA hospitals in the US. Wearing a civilian suit would get a little more candor.

Look at those men and women destroyed by "making a point."

Posted by: Deja vu moment on October 24, 2010 6:58 PM

As much as I despise Kissinger and all his words and crimes, he was completely honest in referring to the military as "dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy".

Posted by: ErgoDan on October 24, 2010 10:51 PM
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