Oh, this isn't a blog that addresses politics. I have strong political views; this isn't the venue for them. Every once in a while, though, I want to use the words of others to expres my views.
Lactose Incompetent: Whether you're pro-war or anti-war or somehow in the middle and undecided, Republican or Democrat or Libertarian, conservative or liberal or moderate, Christian, Jewish or Muslim, American or French or Iraqi, we should all be able to agree that the United States of America should be, and can be, better than this.
Here, you will find the thoughts of a person in uniform:
The . If you are against the war, or even against the military, you should read this. Arkhangel is a thinking, feeling, nuanced person. I believe Ark is a man, from other comments. His anguish over the lack of honor at the highest level of our government is something we should wear close to our hearts. Honor counts.
No one was in charge, it seems--because that way, the only people who suffer punishment are the sergeants and privates in the photographs and videos. And as for the chain of command, well...uh...well, that was left behind somewhere in the recesses of the Pentagon. And there is no honor in that.
Juliette contributes a splendid new word (well, new to me, anyway--emphasis mine--bitch, ho, slut, lowlife just didn't fit the bill):
Likely, you’re tired of reading about the skeeza in the Army who’s too dumb to know that’s it’s morally wrong, repugnant and illegal to humiliate prisoners and too dumb to use birth control properly.
the rest of the post is a blogroll of service in Iraq to be proud of.