Monday, March 24, 2008

Don't Worry About Our Troops, They Volunteered

The Vice President is on a rampage roll lately with his oh so compassionate remarks about the American people and the war in Iraq. His latest testament to having human compassion was warm and fuzzy as he usually is, about as caring as Satan on a hot day in hell. When asked about the terrible milestone of 4,000 deaths in Iraq, he claimed the most ridiculously absurd thing anyone could think about.

From ABC News:

"I want to start with the milestone today of 4,000 dead in Iraq. Americans. And just what effect do you think it has on the country?" asked ABC News' White House correspondent, Martha Raddatz, who traveled with the vice president on a nine-day overseas trip to Iraq and other countries in the Middle East.

"It obviously brings home I think for a lot of people the cost that's involved in the global war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan," Cheney said in the interview, conducted in Turkey. "It places a special burden obviously on the families, and we recognize, I think — it's a reminder of the extent to which we are blessed with families who've sacrificed as they have."

"The president carries the biggest burden, obviously," Cheney said. "He's the one who has to make the decision to commit young Americans, but we are fortunate to have a group of men and women, the all-volunteer force, who voluntarily put on the uniform and go in harm's way for the rest of us."

Um.....WTF!?! The President does not give two shits about the burden he has placed on America and its soldiers that bravely fight under our flag. If he had any empathy at all, he'd call off this needless, ridiculous and expensive occupation of another country that does not want us there.

Oh and by the way Mr. Cheney, those soldiers that volunteer to go over there, do you mean soldiers like these?