Joe Lieberman in Iraq: “what I see here today is progress, significant progress.”
What I see is a bigger ass than even John McCain. April 2007 is the third deadliest month for American Troops in this stupid and tragic war's history.
A soldier in Iraq: “We’re not making any progress,” Hedin said, as he recalled a comrade who was shot by a sniper last week. “It just seems like we drive around and wait to get shot at. … It’s just more troops, more targets.”
Lieberman was given a note card with questions from the troops. The number one question?
"When are we going to get out of here?
An Iraq veteran may lose his honorable discharge for wearing his uniform to a war protest. I don't understand this one. We had discharged vets at a highschool football game wearing their uniforms without permission. This man served in Iraq. He's worthy. He has every right to say "I am a vet, here is my uniform that I still wear proudly. The Iraq war is simply futile and wrong."
Will this man be another victim of Authoritarianism? Why can't America remember that every time we let the Authoritarians take charge, it means more tragedy and tears for our country?
Here's a clip on Authoritarianism just in case you can still sleep at night. Recognize any country you are familiar with?
Authoritarian regimes grant wide powers to law enforcement agencies; in the
extreme this leads to a police state. Authoritarian regimes may or may not have a rule of law. In the former case laws are enacted and though they may seem intrusive, unjust or excessive, they are applied to common people. In the latter case laws do not exist or are routinely ignored — government actions follow the judgments or whims of officials.
Democracies rarely exhibit much authoritarian behavior, except in transition to/from authoritarian states or when martial law is imposed (during war, for
example). Many (if not most) citizens of authoritarian states do not perceive
their state as authoritarian until late in its development. ....Wikipedia