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 Post subject: Steve Young: Johnny Gets His Gun Again: Walter Reed Scandal
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:44 am 
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[url=http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/5850]Johnny Gets His Gun Again: Walter Reed Reveals Right's Bloody Secret
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By Steve Young

Author Dalton Trumbo once wrote of a horribly-wounded veteran in his 1939 book "Johnnie Got His Gun." The story spoke of a WWI infantryman whose bomb-inflicted injury left him a deaf and blind quadruple-amputee who with his face blown off - no eyes, no ears, no mouth - had no seeming manner of communication.

He spent years of grueling despair, confined to a bed, where he struggled to develop a body-vibration communication with his nurse. He was finally able to convey the message expressing a reason to live. He wished to be taken from town to town, showing himself to the American public in effect, the true cost of war. That it is not enough to be willing to die for your country. That if you choose to enter a war, you must be willing to become a living, thinking, vegetable for your country.

When the military and governmental leaders were told of Johnny's wish, they turned it down. That truth would damage the war effort. And that was where the book finished.

How real and feared were the notions of that fiction? In was banned during World War II.

Welcome to 2007 and the Walter Reed scandal. A story years in the making. A story that up until last week has been banned by the government and the military. A story kept from American voters by broadcasting Lords of Loud...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:35 pm 
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This picture is worth more than a thousand words. How this crime family can justify this continued debacle is amazing. Their continued trashing of the anti-war effort as demoralizing to the troops is just continued proof of their hypocrisy.

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Added Pressure...not only do the troops have to fight for their lives in Iraq and Aghanistan, if they're wounded and survive, they're in for another war once they get to a veterans' hospital, particularly if they're sent to Walter Reed.

How much longer will the American people tolerate this administration before they demand the impeachment of Bush, Cheney, Rice, etc? :evil:



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