Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Are Pro-War Americans More Patriotic?

This morning on the way to the office I heard a news story on my car radio about the 2000-dead-in-Iraq story. It was reported that Senator John McCain had condemned those who use this story to question our involvement in Iraq. According to McCain, we are unpatriotic and are only giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

I heard this same argument back in the early 1970's when those of us who questioned our involvement in Vietnam were also vilified as unpatriotic.

In my view, the real traitors are those who lied to the American people in order to get us involved in this godforsaken war.

Those who promoted and sold the Iraq War, including John McCain, are no more partiotic than the rest of us. I would go so far as to say that some of these individuals put the special interests of the neo-cons ahead of the best interests of the American people.


Click here for a highly informative article on Plamegate in today's Guardian.

Update #2:

Want to imagine what 2000 flag-draped coffins would look like? Billmon has posted this graphic.