Friday, December 7, 2007

Yeah, it's not like they're real people who matter!

Quote of the Day:
Nobody is happy about losing lives but remember these are not draftees, these are full-time professional soldiers.
-- Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell, in Grayson County, Kentucky, on Wednesday


Keera said...

I understand he's trying to say volunteers have a choice draftees don't have, but it's badly worded. Very badly worded.

And, in the context of what he was talking about, totally misses the point: We are letting thousands of Americans be killed and injured in a war that was never, at any time, necessary.

alice said...

You're right. It's not as bad as it sounds. But as you say, it's also much worse, because so few people have faced the cruel fact that every single death in Bush's stupid war in Iraq has been unnecessary.

June said...

In addition to the thoughts in the first two comments, is anyone besides me alarmed that we have a "professional" army?