He says they were in the wrong place at the wrong timeThe appearance of George W. Bush at the convocation held on the Virginia Tech campus Tuesday afternoon was especially inappropriate. Here is a man who embodies the worst in America, its wealthy and corrupt ruling elite. As governor of Texas, Bush presided over the executions of 152 human beings; as president, he has the blood of thousands of Americans, tens of thousands of Afghans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis on his hands. His administration has made unrelenting violence the foundation of its global policies, justifying assassination, secret imprisonment and torture.
The rest of that piece from the San Francisco Bay Indie Media says it all and puts it all in painfully clear perspective.
For some reason today, I can’t help thinking about the parents of the young student who went on that bloody rampage. How do they reconcile the image of that angry, deluded , and troubled young man with their memories of the baby boy they rocked to sleep, the toddler whose hand they held walking down the street, the boy they hugged and held and loved and sent out into a world beset by violence?
I think about my grandson and the America in which he is growing up.
Today there were 6 car bombings in Baghdad; the latest numbers cite 160 killed, at least as many or more wounded.
It seems to me that Bush has purposely placed our American troops in the wrong place at the wrong time. Not a single tactic he’s proposed has come near to working, but it’s everyone else who’s wrong.