I've been told that Colin Powell is back on the "path of redemption" by defending Muslims on last week's Meet the Press. He brought up the case of one particular Muslim American, twenty year old Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan who served in the US army and was killed in Iraq. Powell mentioned Khan’s death to underscore why he was deeply troubled by Republican personal attacks on Obama, especially false intimations that he was Muslim. He then tells us that the picture of Khan's mother grieving at her son's grave "moved" him, and that bigotry against Muslim Americans is wrong. Aww how nice and sweet of him...one problem though : Powell's WMD lies got Khan killed.
No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Let me refresh your memories a tad bit
Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan wasn't a hero, he was a brainwashed immigrant mercenary who died for a lie and a barrel of oil(which currently sells for around $70). A useful idiot if you will. Its not polite to speak ill of the dead but courtesy goes out the door when it comes to justifying an illegal war, the murder of 1.2 million Iraqis, the displacement of millions more as refugees in their own country reduced to miserable poverty and exploitation. Abu Gharib ring a bell? Torture? Rape? What was 14 year old Abeer Qassim Hamza's crime when she was gang raped, and murdered along with her family by US solders? This is "liberation"? Call it what it is : Terrorism, and no these are not isolated cases.
Lets be clear on this, you can't be against the war and "support the troops." Those would be the people who are carrying out the war. Its been almost six years since the war began, and its time people quit fooling themselves with this feel good horse manure.
Powell's place in history is secured, as a war criminal and an utter disgrace to humanity. Save the sympathies and condolences for innocent children like Abeer and millions of other men and woman suffering from relentless biting oppression. And on that note, here's some advice to anyone aspiring to be cannon fodder: