need help here, or else I might not make it through
this story. But I have to tell it, or I'll have
a total anger meltdown.
W and his regime of warmongering chicken hawks
are constantly doing political photo-ops with
our soldiers and piously admonishing everyone
to "support the troops." But you might ask Lt.
Col. Dale Starr, Col. David Everly, Col. Clifford
Acree, and several other soldiers about how the
Bushites themselves support our troops.
combat veterans were captured, imprisoned, and
tortured by Saddam Hussein's minions during the
1991 war with Iraq. As prisoners of war, they
sustained fractured skulls, burnings, broken bones,
threats of dismemberment and castration during
their nightmarish confinement, yet they survived
and made it home. Here they found some solace
in a 1996 U.S. law that allowed them to sue the
Iraqi government for the physical and emotional
injuries they suffered, with payments to be made
from Iraqi assets that had been frozen by our
government. Last summer, a federal court awarded
this group nearly a billion dollars in damages.
guess who is trying to keep them from collecting
even a dime of it? Bush and gang, that's who.
They've taken the soldiers back to court, arguing
that this money is now needed for rebuilding Iraq.
White House mouthpiece Scott McClellan and our
Iraqi occupation czar, L. Paul Bremer III, both
have been trotted out to say that these tortured
POWs cannot be allowed to "get in the way" of
the administration's nation-building scheme in
in the way? These soldiers put themselves in the
way of horrendous harm, only to be betrayed now
by a money-grubbing, draft-dodging, commander-in-chief
who's shamelessly trying to stiff them. The next
time you see George W posing for another self-serving
photo-op with our troops, remember this picture.
Posted: December 5, 2003