"She was a great kid,” said Swampscott town veterans agent Jim Schultz. “This was her third tour. She was scheduled to come home next week.”That's what happens. People in uniform are going back for tour after tour, stuck on the sands of Iraq for months at a time. At least during the Vietnam War people were only forced one tour, these so-called volunteer corps are getting a whole lot more than they bargained for. Yet, Iraq isn't even the daily headline. From my sister's email: "It's hard to believe sometimes we are at war until it hits home."
Well, Swampscott now knows plenty about it. It's a small town and everyone is affected by these losses. I can't speak for anyone else in the town, but I say it's time our populace stop paying in the form of the blood of its young so George Bush can save a few cheap bucks on the blood that fuels Exxon Mobile. It's time Bush's foray into the Middle East end.
First Jarrod Raymond, now Jennifer Harris. Who's the next person George Bush is going to sentence to death for a war he chose, a war he lied about? Who will be the last person to die for George Bush's mistake?
The Globe has a front-paged story on Jennifer Harris - and a larger story on how the US is having a problem with keeping 'copters in the air. If they can't keep them safe, they should be grounded.