Unfortunate Son

Sgt. Thomas Strickland, on his blog, two days before he died in Iraq when his truck overturned:
What the fuck has my chain of command been doing? We were winning somewhat when I left. And now we're being pinned down in our own fucking homes? Insurgents are pushing locals out of their homes and taking over my area at will? What kind of fucktarded plan have we been half-assedly executing? Obviously the kind that neglects sound contact with locals. Obviously the kind that gives further distance to unbridged gaps between soldiers and locals. Obviously the kind that has shown enough weakness when confronted by the insurgency that it has been encouraged to grow.

Back home (the USA kind) I have no home, no job, and my commander in chief is on vacation (he's about 20 days behind Ronald Reagan right now in the race to become the most vacationing president ever. Hey W! we all got our fingers crossed! Here's to you and two more years of presidency...er vacationing!). Luckily pretty much everything that is important to me can fit into the back of a truck. Luckily I just paid off one of those.

In their fear to build relationships and get out of their hiding holes the FOBbits above me have fucked my friends and I.

Brutally, horrifically sad. I really don’t know what to say. I have no home, no job, and my commander in chief is on vacation… I have never, ever been more angry at Bush’s lackadaisical attitude about fucking everything than I am at the moment, knowing that Sgt. Thomas Strickland was thinking about his shattered life at home as he fought Bush’s war of choice abroad, while Bush dicked around in Crawford.

What a useless, hideous waste of space he is, this Fortunate Son who wouldn’t know the meaning of sacrifice if it was printed in the dimples of a golf ball.

Support the troops.

(A very nice tribute to Sgt. Strickland from a friend here.)

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