Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Supporting the troops

By Libby

Thanks to all those who think keeping the troops stuck in the quagmire is somehow supporting them, the death toll is rising again as the fragile security situation slowly falls apart.
BAGHDAD - The killings of three U.S. soldiers in separate attacks in Baghdad pushed the American death toll for April up to 47, making it the deadliest month since September, the military said Wednesday.
Don Surber complains these numbers disregard wider and longer range comparisons, apparently seeking to mimimize the impact of the numbers, but when the administration and its lackeys were touting all that alleged progress from the surge 'success,' he and his crowd couldn't keep the parameters narrow and short range enough. Everybody who promised to stand together with us to end the occupation if there wasn't any serious progress shown in six months -- which deadline was over a year ago now -- should start keeping their word instead of making excuses.

On a brighter note the video made by a soldier's dad about the abysmal conditions at Fort Bragg received enough attention to make it into the major media and now the dad reports that he has spoken with the commander and steps are being taken to rectify those horrible living quarters. Even better, it appears that barracks across the country will be evaluated and repaired as needed. That's the kind of troop support I like to see happening.


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Blogger Midwestern Progressive said...




Surber is widely known for lying to his readers.

Pity old Don does not recognize how easy it is to face-check his fabrications.

3:35:00 PM  
Blogger rockync said...

The deplorable living conditions are so wide spread and so unsanitary, our soldiers would be better off living outside in tents! As you know, it wasn't that long ago my own son was in the service. His last post was Fairbanks where he developed respiratory infections, probably from mold that they could see growing up the walls. Whenever he deployed overseas, his symptoms would clear. He finally ended up with pnuemonia - a young, healthy guy who never smoked. If we are going to maintain a military, we should at least provide them with decent living quarters, adequate meals and a livable wage.

4:09:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

MW - Surber is no dummy. He knows it's easy to fact check. He doesn't care.

Rocky - the way this government treats our soldiers is just despicable. I hope that changes as more people inside the system come forward with these stories.

6:58:00 PM  

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