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Saturday, December 10, 2005

Dead Iraq Soldiers Sent Home via Air Freight

Of course, we are all freight moving through this world. Weighed down by the meat and fat of our decay, we seek to find solace in the rites and honors promised by those who sent us off to do their dirty work. Hypocrites, men in satin ties and machiavellian sneers--they dare send our remains to rest in the arms of the earth they have degraded with their lies.

You'd think that the military would at least abide by tradition and pay these people the respect due the promises they were made before they went off and died fighting in the belief that without trust there's no freedom or anything else worth much.

Parents grieve:

[I]n reality, many [dead soldiers] are arriving as freight on commercial airliners -- stuffed in the belly of a plane with suitcases and other cargo.

John Holley and his wife, Stacey, were stunned when they found out the body of their only child, Matthew, who died in Iraq last month, would be arriving at Lindbergh Field as freight.

"When someone dies in combat, they need to give them due respect they deserve for (the) sacrifice they made," said John Holley.
What do you expect from men who cried for blood, war and freedom and then drank their way through Texas as others died their fight in the jungle? I'm still waiting for their children to board the planes for wars on far off sands.

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