Wednesday, January 16, 2008

They are at it again ....

Get ready to vomit.
Town by town across the country, headlines have been telling similar stories. Lakewood, Wash.: “Family Blames Iraq After Son Kills Wife.” Pierre, S.D.: “Soldier Charged With Murder Testifies About Postwar Stress.” Colorado Springs: “Iraq War Vets Suspected in Two Slayings, Crime Ring.”

Individually, these are stories of local crimes, gut-wrenching postscripts to the war for the military men, their victims and their communities. Taken together, they paint the patchwork picture of a quiet phenomenon, tracing a cross-country trail of death and heartbreak.
All the lies spread over the Vietnam veterens are, as predicted, being spread over our generation. Read B.G. Burkett's book Stolen Valor for the context, and you will see that the play book is well known and well worn - this time however we have a chance to fight back. You in?

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