Little Green Footballs

Monday, April 30, 2007

Telling (the) difference

One is a former football star who enlisted in the army after 9/11 to defend his country from terrorists and help catch the man responsible for the attacks. He died in a friendly fire accident which was hushed up for months by the U.S. military.

The other is a middle-aged ex-musician who enlisted with the Republican spin-machine to sell the war in Afghanistan, and then Iraq, and soon Iran, to the American people as a just cause and one worth sacrificing their children for. He has never been a soldier in his life and now spends his time on the celebrity blogging circuit.

Can you tell who is who?

And while we're on the subject of the war in Iraq (remember, the one of which George W Bush said four years ago 'Mission Accomplished'), here's a powerful video:

1 comment:

Steven said...

I am against a universal draft however I would support a law that would supplement the volunteer army with a selective aimed at the sons and daughters of congressmen, think tanks and op-ed journalists who agitate for war. It's not as if it would be difficult to establish who is for and who is against and if it results in thousands of war peddlers fleeing the country, so much the better although I suspect it would quickly take the steam out of our more vociferous warmongers and return sanity to our foreign policy "debates".