Support Our Troops

Ready for something completely unthinkable and outrageous? All this time, people have been saying that anyone opposed to the illegal war in Iraq is not supporting the troops. Well, now the Army is the one who is not showing support. Check out this Washington Post article about a soldier who was arrested in the U.S. for assaulting a police officer. Based on his medical condition (diagnosed by Army doctors), it may not have been an assault at all – it could have been an epileptic siezure. So he may be innocent.

Of course, I don’t have anywhere near enough information to pass judgement about this man’s guilt or innocence, but if the Army doctors can provide information to ensure a fair trial, they should. Instead, they’d rather abandon someone who would have willing laid down his life for his country. Even worse, was a quote from an attorney-adviser at Walter Reed, which read “Our sole concern in this matter is to protect the interests of the United States Army.”

So to hell with the dedicated men and women who make the Army even possible!

Now who’s supporting the troops?

If this outrages you as much as it does me, please make a lot of noise about this! Write to your senators and representatives, local newspapers, etc.

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