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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Radical Right Values, or What Happens When Chickenhawks Play War

Rob is reporting "Chief Warrant Officer Darrell Birt served 23 years (Marine Corps, Army, National Guard), and he (along with his CO, Major Cathy Kaus) have lost everything...their careers, their civilian jobs, their military pay, their retirements, even the right to have a flag draped over their casket or military honors at their burial. They risked their lives delivering fuel to the front lines, and took the abandoned Army equipment to use in completing their missions and protecting their troops."

This is an important story, people, one of THE most important --- maybe the most important. Not only are we witnessing the sheer insanity of Bush & Co, through their bizarre punishment of good soldiers just trying to do their job, we are seeing how completely and totally they have dehumanized anyone who's not on board with them and anyone who does not practice their values.

Commit torture and sado-masochistic rape? Huzzahs, applause from Rush and O'Reilly, and an outpouring and support from the fundies.

Be a good soldier, complete your missions and work to protect your troops, however? You lose everything.

I've reposted Rob's post below and the link to the original story he was responding to --- I strongly urge you, however, to go to his blog and read it for yourself.


Army Reservists Court-Martialed For Scrounging Equipment In Iraq

"Confinement, dishonorable discharge, loss of all pay and benefits, loss of retirement, and loss of their civilian jobs...for taking abandoned Army equipment for an Army mission that they were awarded the Bronze Star for.

Bloggers, if you read this, I implore you...blog the story for all you are worth. This is injustice in the extreme...Chief Warrant Officer Darrell Birt served 23 years (Marine Corps, Army, National Guard), and he (along with his CO, Major Cathy Kaus) have lost everything...their careers, their civilian jobs, their military pay, their retirements, even the right to have a flag draped over their casket or military honors at their burial. They risked their lives delivering fuel to the front lines, and took the abandoned Army equipment to use in completing their missions and protecting their troops.

To say I'm upset by this...is an understatement. The Army's treatment of these soldiers is CRIMINAL! People from radio show hosts to former military officers have made a hero out of the Marine who killed an unarmed Iraqi prisoner, but no one seems to give a damn about real heroes who were thrown out with the trash by their own service.

Make some noise, folks. Our troops who serve with honor deserve better...whether you agree with the war or not, these men and women, whose mission was to supply and support the troops on the front, are the real heroes. They did what they had to do to keep their people alive and do their mission, and this is the treatment they get from our Army brass (and, ultimately, the SecDef and President, who I'm sure are aware of this and do NOTHING.) While Rumsfeld makes his crass comments and essentially tells the troops to "lump it", these folks in the 656th Transportation Company did what they had to do to accomplish the mission; they deserve more than a slap in the face and a boot out the door.

Blog it...make the American people hear how the Army is treating it's citizen-soldiers."


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