April 22, 2010
Remember THIS On May 6th.
This blog post is aimed at the dwindling number of Labour supporters.
When you trot down to the polling station in 14 days time, remember what they did.
They sent our sons and daughters off to Iraq and an illegal war. They were underpaid and under-equipped. They came home in body bags, or with shattered bodies and broken minds. When they got home they were treated like scum. Medical treatment was woefully inadequate and psychiatric care was almost impossible to find for these brave, but tortured souls. While they were dying or being maimed, the party YOU support was stealing all the money it could from taxpayers. Then they whined that it was within the rules and said that some had to be watched closely lest they committed suicide. I for one, wished they had all killed themselves. There would have been some honour in that.
Now we see our troops come home to Wootton Bassett from the killing fields in Helmand Province in body bags. How often do you spot a politician standing along the road to pay their respects? Yeah. Me neither. Ask anyone you know "Why are we there?" and I almost guarantee that the answer will be "I have no clue". That would be my answer too. Iraq was obvious. It was for oil. But Afghanistan? Could we be there just to stop the Taliban from taking control of the poppy fields? Is it about drugs, and the massive profits to be made from them? It's as good an answer as any others I hear. The one reason that makes no sense is the old shite about the War on Terror. To my certain knowledge, the Taliban never once targeted the UK mainland. Medical care has not improved. Their pay is pathetic, given that they risk all. Chinooks, so badly needed, continue to gather dust in hangars. Our armed forces, once the envy of the world, are called "The Borrowers" because they have so little equipment.
It's time to bring our people home from Afghanistan. A vote for Labour ensures that we will lose thousands more troops because they lack the courage to say "We are scared to admit we were wrong. We shouldn't be there".
More dead. More wounded. More mentally affected. More grief. More heartbreak.
On the 6th May vote for someone else.