Republican sez Iraq could be worse than Vietnam!
"We are destroying the finest military in the history of mankind, and the (National) Guard, too," he said. "We're stretching our Army to the breaking point."Those are the fine words of Republican Senator Chuck Hagel from Nebraska while speaking to veterans in his home state. Thank God there are still Republicans willing to stand up to the Bush Crime Family and their bullshit!
Here is a summary of Senator Hagel's speech courtesy of DailyKos.com:
The Bush team sent in too few troops to fight the war leading to today's chaos and rising deaths of Americans and Iraqis. Terrorists are "pouring in" to Iraq.
Basic living standards are worse than a year ago in Iraq. Civil war is perilously close to erupting there. Allies aren't helping much. The American public is losing its trust in President Bush's handling of the conflict.
And Hagel's deep fear is that it will all plunge into another Vietnam debacle, prompting Congress to force another abrupt pullout as it did in 1975.
"What we don't want to happen is for this to end up another Vietnam," Hagel told the legionnaires, "because the consequences would be catastrophic."
It would be far worse than Vietnam, says Hagel, a twice-wounded veteran of that conflict, which killed 58,000 Americans.
1,700+ dead US soldiers in Iraq is not as bad as the 58,000 who died in Vietnam, when you read it on paper. But go ask the families of the dead soldiers if it's not as bad. War is war, and when lies get us into illegal wars it's disrespectful to the sacrifice of the soldiers in the battle field. These guys could have been in school, working and saving up, starting families, etc. Too bad Senator Hagel still believes Bush was right in going to war, but you got to start somewhere.