A group of West Point alumni have come out publicly against the deceit of the Bush administration, against the war and the lies which brought us into
war in that region. The worm is turning.
Instilled by the Cadet Honor System with a fundamental, longstanding respect for truth, we graduates of the United States Military Academy believe
that honor is a basic attribute of character. That we are no longer cadets is irrelevant. We stand appalled by the deceitful behavior of the
government of the United States and, in particular, its widely known malefactors. Lying, cheating, stealing, delivering evasive statements and
quibbling not only has demeaned these deceivers and the United States of America, but has placed vast numbers of innocent people in deadly peril. We
will not serve the lies.
The war in Iraq was launched illegally. It has since killed tens of thousands of innocents, causing incalculable damage to Iraq and the Iraqi people,
as well as the reputation of the United States of America. We will not serve the lies.
When we West Point graduates took our commissioning oath of office one past June morning, we swore to protect our nation against all enemies, foreign
and domestic. The deceitful connivances of the current administration have resulted in a war catastrophic to our nation’s interests: politically,
economically, militarily, and morally. We now stand to protect our nation from these deceivers. We will not serve their lies.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
This is quite encouraging. It appears that the heretofor mythical honor implicit in both being American and even more so, in being honor bound by
the finest traditions of our military academies, is coming to the fore.
These gentlemen are willing to risk public condemnation along with Cindy Sheehan and the other 'peaceniks' who advocate for truth, honesty and
justice before all else in formulating a coherent and meaningful response to the events of September 11.
They openly identify and pointedly attack the numerous lies of the administration which has led directly to uncounted death and misery, from the lies
about weapons of mass destruction to the lies about the connection between Saddam and 9-11. No punches are pulled.
As they state on their website:
"We now stand to protect our nation from these deceivers. We will not serve their lies.
We seek justice for all victims of this illegal war, both servicemen and servicewomen, and the citizens of Iraq.
To our purpose we invoke the words of Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence whereby we too mutually pledge to each other our lives, our
Fortunes, & our sacred Honor."
This is a beautiful thing to behold.
[edit on 15-4-2006 by UM_Gazz]