Saturday, November 04, 2006

Sleep Well Alyssa

Please, join me in bowing our heads for Alyssa Peterson from Flagstaff, an Arabic-speaking Army specialist who died while serving in Iraq a while back.

Here’s what the Flagstaff public radio station, KNAU, where Elston now works, reported yesterday:

“Peterson objected to the interrogation techniques used on prisoners. She refused to participate after only two nights working in the unit known as the cage. Army spokespersons for her unit have refused to describe the interrogation techniques Alyssa objected to. They say all records of those techniques have now been destroyed. ...".

Apparently she was an enormously gifted 27-year-old with a keen ability to learn languages. Well, thanks to Bush and his botched and stupid war for oil, she's dead now.

War is about ruining people.

On the cheap, too, according to this from ", Today in the Military":

"The White House Office of Management and Budget rejected Army chief Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker's extraordinary plea by for the additional funds to pay for repairing and replacing thousands of worn out and blown up tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles and Humvees.

Instead of the $25 billion that Schoomaker says the Army needs just to keep doing what it's been doing with spit, adhesive tape and baling wire for the last five years, the Pentagon says the Army can have $7 billion."

Bush short-changes the troops so Paris Hilton and Tom Cruise can have their tax cuts.

Republicans, are you ashamed now? What more will it take?

I have spoken to some people about this story who have suggested that they doubt this was a suicide. Irregardless, her blood is on Bush's hands. He bathes in blood. He swims laps in an olympic-sized pool of blood. The Potomac flows blood in his dreams. His own heart, though, pumps sweet Iraq crude oil.

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