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Friday, December 07, 2007

Heartless words for American lives sacrificed

A new quote from Republican minority leader Senator Mitch McConnell (Kentucky) on the loss of nearly 4,000 American military lives in the needless Iraq war that he has supported since there was the whisper of invading that sovereign nation:

"Nobody's happy about losing lives. But remember that these are not draftees, these are full time professionals." (Source: MSNBC NEWS)

So, apparently, if your loved one has been killed in this war, his or her loss is not as significant as people who were "forced" to go to war on behalf of the USA. I can't imagine what McConnell would say about the nearly 30,000 soldiers wounded in Iraq, most catastrophically.

Here Senator McConnell meets with Kentucky National Guard soldiers serving in Iraq - a photo from his own website. I wonder if they'll be as hospitable if he returns.

Can you tell the difference?

Draftees or full time professional soldiers?

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