Excellent post, sir.<quoted text>
You claim this kid died for his country. Wrong, he died because of the lies and illusions of his GOVERNMENT.
The USA is in the WAR BUSINESS.
Thousands of military DOD contractors are making hundreds of billions on this war and they know we will never win.
It is all about the money, the lie is that our soldiers are fighting for FREEDOM.
This war is about revenge and money, the sad part is that we are just making it worse.
Brown and Root, Bell Helicopters, McDonnel Aircraft and countless other contractors LOVED the Vietnam War and never really wanted to win......nothing has changed.
The USA is sick and wallowing in its own greed and lies
I wish that far more people were as intelligent and as well informed as you.......and that they would view this country in the harsh light of the truth, as you do, instead of hiding behind their rose-colored glasses and automatically believing and going along with any lies fed to them by the the dishonest, warmongering elites who run this country.
A few years back, George Bush and his co-conspirators repeatedly lied through their teeth and scared the gullible populace into entering a war....they repeatedly invoked the specter of "mushroom clouds" over this country to make it seem as if Saddam Hussein had massive amount of weaponry, including nuclear missiles, with which he posed a direct threat to this nation and our way of life.
As we know now in hindsight, NOTHING COULD HAVE BEEN FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH; yet thanks to the mindless drones that make up such a huge segment of this populace, Americans have been thrown into a disastrous foreign "war" in Iraq that will end up --by the latest estimates-- costing we taxpayers close to three TRILLION dollars before it's over.
There are no words to express how horrible the crime was to have dragged this nation into a war, based purely on lies.