Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Department of No F*cking Comment

Yet another atrocity to document. Weary-making, it is.


by Meg White

"They don't care. They put on a uniform and they say honor and integrity and they have no morals, no honor and no integrity, and I don't even know how to sleep at night.
--Linda Johnson, mother of Pvt. LaVena Johnson

Pvt. LaVena Johnson, 19, was so excited to tell her mother that she was definitely going to be home from Iraq for Christmas, her favorite time of year. The next day, she was dead.

The military's casualty liaison told the Johnson family she committed suicide, found dead in her barracks with a gunshot wound to the head. However, two separate contacts told LaVena's father, Dr. John Johnson, that she was found dead in a contractor's tent. Allegedly, a trail of blood led from the contractor's tent into her tent, suggesting she was dragged there. Her tent was lit on fire, according to the witness who found her body.

More here.

Still more via Jesus' General. I knew about the KBR rape case, hadn't heard about this one. Which contractor was it, this time? So good to spread the American way of life overseas, is it not?


And Big Tent Democrat on Obama's VP pick.


Renee said...

Thanks for the excerpt, skip the link. Mark Karlin wrote those REVOLTING editorials about Hillary and lectured ALL WOMEN not to vote for Hillary. Buzzflash can kiss my ass.

No Blood for Hubris said...

Only linked because I liked that particular story.

Buzzflash not on my blogroll any more, for reasons you describe.

Anonymous said...

Re: the VP, I'm betting on none of the above.

No Blood for Hubris said...

Who you betting on?

Gen. JC Christian, Patriot said...

Obama has the triangulation thing down. No doubt he'll pick Kaine or some other centrist whose equally revolting.

Anonymous said...

You think the Military would have learned by now, that they suck at cover ups. It's just so much easier to do the right thing. Guess that makes too much sense.

Anonymous said...

I don't know; I think Sebelius might be a good pick, but I just have a feeling it could very well be someone who's entirely not on BTD's radar there.

No Blood for Hubris said...

Sebelius would just piss off a lot more women. He has enough pissed off women Dems at present.

Anonymous said...

I've seen that sentiment out there enough, but I just don't get that entire line of reasoning; maybe you can explain it all someday.