Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Message to Donald Rumsfeld from Julius Caesar

This message from Julius Caesar applies to Donald Rumsfeld, who resigned today as our Secretary of Defense, and to President Bush, Vice President Cheney and to our newly re-elected Senator from Connecticut, Joseph Lieberman:

"The evil men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones..." --Julius Caesar, Roman general and statesman, 100-44 BC.

As a publisher of military history and memoirs, I abhor the abuse of our servicemen and women by the Bush-Cheney administration. The use of our armed forces to protect the investments of Bush-Cheney and their cronies is criminal. Also criminal is the maintenance of military and economic systems that literally force young men and women of limited means to join the regular armed forces and National Guard. These young people then find themselves in Iraq or Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the sons and daughters of the political and commercial elite avoid any risk from military actions that their fathers created and support.

We need justice for the almost 3,000 Americans we have lost in Iraq. As Ralph Nader has said: "Seeking justice supersedes everything. Without justice, we have nothing in this world. We can't have freedom without justice. That's what freedom is supposed to be."--Walter Haan,


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