Thursday, March 01, 2007

The true religion of the Republican party??

McCain says he misspoke when he said that American lives were wasted in Iraq:

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Republican Sen. John McCain on Thursday became the second presidential contender to back away from saying the war in Iraq had "wasted" the lives of U.S. troops.

During a Wednesday night appearance on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman," McCain announced that he would enter the 2008 race but said a formal announcement would come in April.

He also said the nation had paid a "grievous price" for mistakes made in the first years of the nearly four-year-old war in Iraq.

Americans "are very frustrated," he said, "and they have every right to be. We've wasted a lot of our most precious treasure, which is American lives, over there."

http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/03/01/mccain/index.html

After catching some flack (and deservedly so) he tries to 'amend' his statement, claiming he meant to say 'sacrificed American lives.'

Interesting, calling dead US soldiers 'sacrifices'. Many of us have long suspected GWB, Rumsfeld, Cheney, McCain et al of not truly being Christians, but who knew they were Mayan or Aztec.


Seriously, though. I find it disturbing to think of a soldier's death as being a sacrifice when there is, and never has been, a direct threat to the US or world peace in, from, or because of Iraq (well until WE got there, anyway) A soldier's life, if it ever should be called a sacrifice, should be given in defending his country, ie sacrificing his life so we can remain free and safe. His (or her) life being lost to cover for repeated mistakes and lack of planning and foresight by military and political leaders is not a sacrifice. It is a shame, and maybe even a crime.

Hopefully McCain and all those that think we should stay the course in Iraq, as well as future leaders, will learn from the mistakes made by Rumsfeld, Bush, Rice, Powell, et al. If they don't, then truly the lives of our soldiers will have been wasted.

3 comments:

notTodd said...

Todd may be a stalker but Bush is a Criminal

AZW88 said...

(note to others) the above commnet is in response to a comment I made on the dilbert blog
http://dilbertblog.typead.com

And you are correct, nottodd, Bush is a criminal

Beck-a-roo said...

I've featured an excerpt from this blog entry, hoping that's fine with you. I know this is an older entry, but it's still (sadly) on-topic.

I, like you, started out blogging on other topics, but have gotten very distracted by current events.

I linked back to your main "top page" and to this entry.

See my excerpt at: www.beckworld.net.