Thursday, August 09, 2007

"Just When I Thought That I Was Out, They Pull Me Back In"

Most of the flies were already dead when I took the picture in the window of a storefront on South Park Street in Madison, Wisconsin, but two of the flies were still crawling, circling on their last legs. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

This just about says it all about the Forever War -- and what our country seems to think of the veterans who have already given more than should have been asked of them. And the fact that the poster stays up in this condition, attracting flies that are, well, dying like flies, says even more. The war drags on and on, and few seem to care -- it's somebody else's problem, and if they have to keep reenlisting just to get by, well -- that's their problem. It's an attitude that reeks of callousness, contempt and unspeakable indifference.

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