They Were Expendable By Bill Kauffman - March 4, 2011 6 Reading Time: 1 Facebook Twitter Email Print JL Strickland, former Alabama mill worker and self-proclaimed “Linthead Emeritus,” on a boy and a town: two more casualties of the deeply anti-American American Empire: www.ComeHomeAmerica.us. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Short A Hidden Life, Carbon Credits, and the American Solidarity Party The Stump Regional Universities Educate for Merit—It’s too Bad Our Elites Just Want Prestige The Barbershop Pedestrian Pleasures Culture, High & Low Culture and the Front Porch The Nightstand Time and Place in Eugene Vodolazkin’s Imagination Short Back Row America, Marilynne Robinson, and Peter Maurin 6 COMMENTS KMAP it is. I’m in. American hegomony, which Bush’s war is just some variation thereof, is a rather older than Bush II, just as that war with Clinton’s sanctions being part of it, is older than Bush. The sin of that war runs far wider and far deeper that Bush II. That doesn’t in the least excuse Bush II, but that boy didn’t die because of George Bush, he died because of the American populace that has voted in one man after another who done just what George Bush did. The only difference is that vice used to in the past pay homage to virtue, whereas now, hypocrisy is not even bothered with. Silly isolationists, raising impertinent questions about the deaths of American youngsters someplace 8 time zones distant. But then, at least these young men and woman die while on the point of a spear of sacrifice. The rest of us simply watch as this grand experiment blunders further into an extended drunk. KMA? An interesting trick while we are all busily engaged in kissing the ass of empire. Brother Sabin — Where do you get that “we” shit? Some of us haven’t bought into this insanity for a second. Strickland…..nor have I but the boneheads running the joint seem to be itching to extend their little debt mainlining caliphate of American War from the Hindu Kush and Levant into the Maghreb. Pardon my continuously confusing employment of sarcastic irony. Well, perhaps we can dispense with the word irony and simply pardon my continuous confusion. Wonderful, wonderful article. Comments are closed.