Is it any surprise that we’ve lost track of over 100,000 guns in Iraq? A cynic might wonder if the guns even were manufactured, let alone made it to Iraq or were just billed for by defense contractors. Either way, its our tax dollars not at work.
Missing body armor and five missing Iraqi cabinet ministers, and we’re supposed to be winning this war? Can you imagine (one can fantasize) if five of Bush’s cabinet went missing?
Meanwhile, some Democrats still run scared when faced with the (trembling in their boots, made, apparently for running) possibility some rovian ad will accuse them of being soft on terrorists.*
Hillary Clinton’s cleavage and Rudy Guiliani’s daughter’s political crush on Barak Obama is reported as if it’s hard news.
A bridge collapse dominates the television news for several days replaying the same footage over and over again as if there’s nothing else going on in the world.
The latest suicide bombing in Iraq is reported but causes barely a stir, let alone outrage that for every innocent killed in Iraq an entire family is devastated.
It isn’t news that American troops are quietly accepting the demands of longer tours with shorter breaks. They carry the burden of the war while the rest of the country goes on thinking that a magnet ribbon on their car proves how much they support those putting life and limb at risk.
Troops are still coming home mained for life. They have high rates of PTSD, a disorder which unless successfully treated will effect them for the rest of their lives.
Yesterday we saw George Bush and Afghan Prime Minister Harmit Karzai in a joint press conference which inspired less confidence than following Mister Magoo through a mine field.
Meanwhile, most American’s don’t even know that millions of people across South Asia are facing hunger after some of the worst floods in decades, amid fears of disease and fighting over supplies while mainstream news is using E! Online as their source in reporting Lindsey Lohan’s latest stint in rehabilitation.
*(The premier technology web site CNET has an excellent article “FAQ: How far does the new wiretap law go?”. It offers an answer to the question “why did House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic leadership bring this bill to a vote over the weekend, instead of delaying it until fall or killing it outright?”)