Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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I feel sorry for the soldiers. They are ordered to occupy a country where a guy walking down the street behind them could blow himself up and kill them. Any parked car they drive by means possible death. Their government has been feeding them so much bullshit about an Iraq connection to 9-11, they look at Iraqis as subhumans. They have been just as brutalized by Bush as the Iraqis have. These guys just snapped. A mass psychotic episode brought about by the stress of being part of an impossible war.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address