Sunday, April 08, 2007

A WaPo Morning

How can the VA be adding people, who are greatly needed, to its staff when their budget has been cut so many times? Now, common sense tells us that if a majority of the current troops are or will be experiencing PTSD and that more troops are surviving devastating injuries, that there will be an increase in veterans who will be filing for benefits? While I appreciate the so-called speed at which our new veterans are making their way through the system, the older veterans should never have had to wait this long. And if they've been awarded a purple heart, why do they have to prove anything?

So little Johnny McCain has an article in the Washington Post this morning. He blathers on about how the media doesn't report the progress in Iraq and then, unfortunately for him, he writes this.
· Extremist Shiite militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr is in hiding, his followers are not contesting American forces, sectarian violence has dropped in Baghdad and we are working with the Shiite mayor of Sadr City.
There is just one teeny weeny little problem, I think somebody forgot to tell al-Sadr.
The statement, stamped with al-Sadr's official seal, was distributed in the Shiite holy city of Najaf on Sunday — a day before a large demonstration there, called for by al-Sadr, to mark the fourth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad.

"You, the Iraqi army and police forces, don't walk alongside the occupiers, because they are your archenemy," the statement said. Its authenticity could not be verified.

In the statement, al-Sadr — who commands an enormous following among
Iraq's majority Shiites and has close allies in the Shiite-dominated government — also encouraged his followers to attack only American forces, not fellow Iraqis.

"God has ordered you to be patient in front of your enemy, and unify your efforts against them — not against the sons of Iraq," the statement said, in an apparent reference to clashes between al-Sadr's Mahdi Army fighters and Iraqi troops in Diwaniyah, south of Baghdad. "You have to protect and build Iraq."
Yup, sure sounds like he's in hiding. John, you could save yourself a lot of time and money, the American public from lots of commercials they won't watch, if you just drop out now. You are never going to be President, the American people don't support this war and they won't vote for you because there are better and more in touch candidates. Buh bye.

1 comment:

  1. That's McCain's Disease for you: not only does the sufferer begin to pander, but he starts seeing and believing things that aren't true and aren't there.