although some of their concerns might be understandable, those concerns became irrelevant at the moment they became soldiers of the Iraqi army. If they strictly wanted to defend Kurdistan, they should have signed up for some kind of Kurdish army, for a militia, or they should have ‘normal’ jobs. What they should not have done, is signing up for the Iraqi army and then deserting at the moment they actually have to fight.Although even MV's resident neocon Michael sees that this could be..ummm...problemmatic for Bush's last stand in Iraq.
Did you know that Bush had declared today "National Sanctity of Human Life Day"? According to the press release from the White House, it "serves as a reminder that we must value human life in all forms, not just those considered healthy, wanted, or convenient. Together, we can work toward a day when the dignity and humanity of every person is respected." Over to Ron at Middle Earth Journal who stabs deep and true with a snarky "this only applies if you happen to be an unborn mass of protoplasm or brain dead. When I think of the 10s or 100s of thousands of lives this evil administration has taken I am simply amazed at the blatant hypocrisy and hubris of the sick adolescent occupying the White House." Nice one, Ron. If Bush had called it "National Pandering To The Base Day" we would've known where we stood. When the social conservative's start being anti-war and anti-death penalty then I will believe they are truly pro-life under all circumstances. Until then, it's self-serving crap.