By Leonard Clark, 860th MP CO
Arizona National Guard
June 28, 2005
Posted at http://www.rense.com/
Forward courtesy of Gordon B.
I have been talking to my fellow soldiers about this whole situation and I
have told them about how the leadership in Washington is trying to get the
American people to silence their criticisms of the continued lunacy we call
the occupation of Iraq. I tell them that they are saying to the Congress:
"Well, ya know, our poor soldiers wanna stay and finish the fight in
Iraq, but you people in Washington D.C. are undercutting their morale by bringing
up this 'time table stuff'" and "What the hell are we doing in Iraq?
Do we have a plan?" stuff.
When I tell this to my fellow soldiers, they immediately begin to laugh and
then they get pissed off that such bullshit is being spouted back home, because
we are the ones who are calling home and telling our families what a bunch
of lies and crap they are telling the American people.
There are, to be sure, some soldiers (fewer and fewer, day-by-day) who are
naively still blindly believing the lies. In fact, if they could have been
around in 1968 they would have fit in real well, you know what I mean:
"What do you mean should we stay in Vietnam? We're gonna win this thing.
Were killing 50 to a 100 of those Viet Cong and they're only killing 3 of
And then the next question to them would be: "Well, what about all the
American soldiers who are going to die for this so-called 'Police Action'
in Vietnam?" Their response: "Well, it's for democracy and if it
takes more American sodiers to die well then so be it."
I told some fellow soldiers who still blindly eat the crap being spoon-fed
to them about the Vietnam scenario, and their response was: "Vietnam
and Iraq are not alike, it's like comparing apples and oranges because Vietnam's
communists were well-funded and supplied by the Chinese." I then asked
them about the report from the CIA that was in the press which stated the
terrorists are well-funded, ...and they just ignored what I said.
You know what, fellow activist? Five to ten years from now, we are going to
be debating these same people after 5,000 to 10,000 American soldiers are
killed only to see another undemocratic theocratic church state probably led
by another dictator of our choosing ruling Iraq. Was it worth it?
And they'll probably say "Gee, ya know what? Maybe it wasn't worth it.
We should have kicked Saddam Hussein out and then left Iraq and let the Iraqi
government we set up run their own country, but instead we just stayed on
and on and on, and the American soldiers continued to die on and on and on....and
the funerals and the mother and fatheless children continued, on and on."
Will we have another wall for Iraq like we do for Vietnam? You see, Federal
three-piece suited politicians are not really different from City politicians
- they'll wait until enough people die before they put in a stoplight at the
local intersection in their city. To them one life is not worth the $100,000
for a stoplight, but ah, yes, maybe 8 to 10 lives when the voters start to
It doesn't matter to them if the right thing would be to put in a stoplight,
and it doesn't matter if people beg them - for the safety of their children
- to put in the stoplight, because decency and compassion will not get them
elected. Only money and votes will. We all know that these hypocrites value
money more than they do human life.
Well, I'm not gonna wait for another damn wall for Iraq to be filled with
the names of my fellow soldiers, and I hope you're not either. The cause we
fight for is noble and just, it is to save the lives of American soldiers
who are tragically dying over here needlessly. If we can save just one more
American soldier's life who knows - we might just end up saving humanity itself.
There are those who say that one life is not worth much, but I say every human
life is the gift of GOD, and to destroy one of those lives for the greed and
corruption of hypocrites who do not have to fight wars - nor whose children
do not have to fight wars - is a great sin. To lie and say we are dying over
here to ensure 'democracy' in the Middle East when what we really are doing
is fighting for Exxon and Halitburton is impeachable.
Remember this: not one more American soldier should die over here, for it
is a needless death that didn't have to happen...but only for the US occupation
One last note: Today, after my three-vehicle patrol passed through a certain
stretch of highway, an hour to 2 hours later another patrol was hit by a bomb
on that same stretch and ANOTHER AMERICAN soldier was killed and at least
3 of his comrades were wounded, hopefully they will all live.
NOT ONE MORE AMERICAN SOLDIER! NO MAS !
Please pray for us soldiers and we will pray for you and the Peace of GOD
will see us through.
Leonard Clark (Damned Liberal serving in Iraq)
National Guard soldier serving and patrolling the mean streets of Iraq every
day Civilian occupation: Kindergarten teacher (inner city school) Public Schools
Candidate for United States Senate in Arizona against John Kyl