It really amazes me how many people who identify of the left or Democratic cared or 'cared' about the Iraq War when George W. Bush was in office but don't give a damn now.
People still die in this hideous and illegal war. I was against it before it started. I loudly called out George W. Bush from the start.
Barack Obama didn't make the war better.
Equally true, had George W. Bush told us in 2009 that he 'planned' to end the war in 2011, we would have said that was too damn long.
But the sheep went along with Barack, didn't they?
Even though the SOFA can be extended or replaced with another treaty. Even though Joe Biden, Robert Gates, Philip J. Crowley, Ryan Crocker and others have made that point this year and offered that they believe US forces need to remain in Iraq beyond 2011.
C.I. told you the truth about the SOFA in November of 2008. Even being attacked for telling you that it did not mean the end of the war -- that it could be replaced or extended, she continued to tell you the truth.
But a number of people don't want the truth, they want lies. They want lies and they want to be groupies for people in power. Despite the fact that most of us would have trouble remembering one national politician who did something that truly made our lives better.
I'm sorry that Sgt Luff's family had to lose their son. I know their statements have been in support of the war. I disagree with that but I am sorry for their loss and for the fact that the Iraq War continues and so many people seem willing to look the other way.
Not everyone and, as C.I. always points out, if the Iraq War weren't off the media radar, it would probably matter more in the US.
But it is off the radar and a number of people serving in the Cult of St. Barack don't give a damn about Iraq and, in fact, get very angry when you point out that -- despite campaign promises -- Barack hasn't ended the Iraq War.
It's a shame he didn't keep the promise so many voters thought he was making. If he had, Sgt Luff might still be alive.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):