"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Too Sad For Words

A young, injured soldier:
'We don't care about the future of Afghanistan,' he stated with some vehemence.
'We don't care about democracy, clean water, schools for girls or the political overview. All we care about now is each other and making sure that our mates get out of this alive.'
Full article here


  1. I think those words apply to many of us.

  2. Dreadful. How heart-breaking it is to hear the truth from a soldier on the ground and compare it to the bullshit propaganda fed to us by the scumbags in the Government.

  3. Heart-breaking - each one is someone's son. Yet Ainsworth sits in a cosy tv studio and says it's important for the Afghan elections and for security here, that more will be killed. How easily those words trip off his tongue.


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