Tragically, all we’ve fought for in Iraq, all that 4,500 American lives were shed to gain, is on the cusp, potentially, of vanishing.
- Mitt Romney, “Ideas Summit,” 6/13/2014
All we fought for in Iraq.
All we fought for in Iraq is on the cusp of vanishing.
That’s what Mitt Romney says.
We fought for. We fought for. We.
Oh, so it’s we now, is it, Mitt?
I must have missed you over there, but it was a busy place. We. The guy who helped set up “pro-draft” rallies and yet somehow managed to avoid service in Vietnam is upset about losing what “we” fought for? We.
Yeah, fuck you, Mitt.
And you’re all welcome to quote me on that.
(the rest of this excellent article has been removed from the original post from stonekettle station, but it is still posted in its entirety here with his full permission): http://aattp.org/absolutely-nothing-a-veterans-savage-indictment-of-the-iraq-war/
Peace love and understanding tell me Is there no place for them today They say we must fight to keep our freedom But Lord knows there's got to be a better wayWar what is it good for Absolutely nothing… - Edwin Starr, “War” 1969
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The supreme good is like water, which nourishes all things without trying to. It is content with the low places that people disdain. Thus it is like the Great Way.
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present. When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
Care about people's approval
and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity. -Tao Te Ching ch. 8-9
SEVEN WONDERS of the WORLD