The reason I know that quantum physics is going to someday prove that parallel universes exist is that the one we’re currently living in is so distorted and downright inexplicable that there must be one where logic and common sense aren’t in such short supply.
Let’s face it, boys and girls, Republicans and Democrats, Independents and Dependents, we’re all Alice, and we’ve slipped through the Looking Glass into a world where up is down, left is right, and right is wrong.
Last week the Marine command recalled the vests that were supposed to be protecting our soldiers in Iraq because, oops, they didn’t work. Later that week, the 1st Platoon of Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Regiment got into a firefight in northern Iraq against insurgents with armor piercing bullets that could go through concrete and walls and still be effective. The bullets our troops had been issued could go through concrete, but then would be traveling at the speed of a moth. Yesterday, one of the squads from that Platoon had their armored vehicle blown to bits–killing them all.
Yet another example of this administration’s extraordinary failure to support out troops in Iraq.
Where is the outrage? The media’s more interested in who slept in Michael Jackson’s bed than the unbelievable reality that the bad guys in Iraq have better weapons than American troops. Shouldn’t some member of Congress hold hearings, consider impeaching Bush for gross mismanagement of the war, or get Rumsfeld sent off to some sausage factory where he belongs?
Why are veterans groups so quiet? Why are the parents of these troops? Why are we all?
Bush lied to us about the reason for the war, he took us in unprepared for post-war reconstruction, his administration has sent Americans into battle without adequate protection, they lie about how many Iraqis have been trained to take over from U.S. troops. And we argue about whether some tube should be pulled on a comatose woman.
If this world is normal, I gotta find me a way into an another universe where people are abnormal.