Some of the people Tommy Franks sent to war demonstrating their infinite patience at Arlington National Cemetery.tag: iraq war
Who will remember, passing through this gate,
The unheroic Dead who fed the guns?
Who shall absolve the foulness of their fate,
Those doomed, conscripted, unvictorious ones.
~ Siegfried Sassoon
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Patience of the Grave
Tommy Franks was the general responsible for the botched planning of the Iraq War. He spoke at the National Rifle Association annual banquet Saturday night counseling patience in the Iraq War. To him, it doesn't matter if 2400 die, or 24,000 or 240,000. The only important thing is the fight against terrorists. The NRA attendees cheered his speech. Tommy Franks gets $75,000 a night to tell groups of fat, middle-aged louts that not enough young people have died.