A View From The Handbasket

Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Bait and switch
Posted by neros_fiddle at 12:31 PM
NPR had a piece this morning profiling two of the mothers of troops killed in Iraq. Yet again, I heard about someone enlisting in the aftermath of 9/11 getting sent to Iraq and killed.

I have to wonder how many people signed up for a war on terror and ended up dying in a war that was more about neocon foreign policy and oil than terror. A war that's made terrorism worse. A war that we were lied into.

9/11 gave the neocons a fresh supply of cannon fodder and a rallying cry to use to pursue the PNAC agenda in Iraq. People get upset when 9/11 is used for "political purposes." This seems infinitely worse to me.

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