Thursday, June 6, 2024

Jonathan Bartlett ~ The Forgotten Soldier (reprise)

154 active-duty US troops killed themselves in the first 155 days of 2012.

Jonathan Bartlett was just one of them. The poor kid died because Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney and George W. Bush lied. They lied about 9/11. They lied about Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction. They lied about Al Qaeda.

They lie because that's all they know how to do. And innocent kids like Jonathan Bartlett, whose only crime was trusting and believing in his lying leaders, they have nothing left to do but die - when they realize the war was just a way for some folks to make a killing.

Soon, they will be telling more lies about how dangerous Iran is. They will say Ahmedinejab is more evil than Hitler and the Iranians have plans to destroy freedom and the American Way of Life. Some shit will happen somewhere, lots of innocent bystanders will die, and the FBI will have solid evidence linking it to Islamofascist terrorists...

Jonathan Bartlett lost his legs while fighting as a US army soldier in Iraq. He recovered remarkably well and strove to graduate with a business management degree and then got a job. Two months ago, however, he shot himself while in the shower, leaving a message to his friends and family saying that he wanted to be forgotten...

[Source: Aljazeera. First posted 9 June 2012]