Religious fundamentalists are motivated by the sneaking suspicion that someone, somewhere, is having fun -- and that this must be stopped.
Friday, August 03, 2007
My plan for fixing Iraq
is .... BWHAHAHAH! C'mon, did you really think I was going to do a Romney/Lieberman style "plan" for solving Iraq's problems? Get real, folks. The time when I, or any American, had the moral standing or any standing at all to say anything about how to "fix" Iraq is long gone. As a nation we have proven to be utterly incompetent and inept at the task of ruling an Arab nation. There is literally nothing that any American pundit or politician has ever uttered or implemented that did anything except make things worse.
Anybody who proposes a "plan" that does not a) immediately remove U.S. troops from Iraq so that they quit acting like a bull in a china shop and fucking things up (note -- it's a soldier's job to fuck things up, preferably enemies-of-America things, so don't blame the soldiers for this, blame the men who sent soldiers in to do a policeman's job) and, then, b) immediately start paying anybody who's not American to "fix" the situation however they so propose to fix it, regardless of whether the Iraqis are sitting on "our" oil or not, and then, c) pay hundreds of billions of dollars in reparations to the Iraqi people over the next ten years for the damage we've done to their infrastructure and their society... any plan that doesn't call for turning the problem over to someone who, like, knows their shit (which ain't anybody American when it comes to Arab societies)... any such plan should be greeted with only derisive laughter. Because, unfortunately, every single plan that has ever been proposed by any American doesn't pass the giggle test when you run it by an actual Iraqi.
It's time to face facts: We fucked up, and like Bubba in the fancy dish shop, we just ain't got the smarts to fix it. Best thing we can do is get out, and pay for the damage we've done, and hope that the proprietor of that there fancy dish shop can get the old smashed stock repaired or replaced without our "help" (other than our money, of course). At this point in time, anything we do in Iraq, regardless of how well intended, will only make things worse. We might not like knowing that America is not omnipotent and rah rah USA whatchamacallit, but facts is facts, people. We just ain't smart 'nuff as a people anymore to fix even our own fuckin' bridges, much less Iraq's.
An Iraq war critic encounters an Iraq war supporter
The Iraq war supporter says, "It's not dead! It's just... resting! Yeah!"
Well, if it's been "resting" for four years, mate, it isn't bloody likely to get up and start rumbling a samba, right? Let's face facts. This parrot is deceased. Dead. Gone to meet its maker. Kaput. If it ain't been won in four years, it ain't gonna get won. Saying this parrot needs "more time" ain't gonna make it any less stiff. The only reason it isn't pushing up daisies is because the shop keeper err Bush Administration keeps nailing it to its perch and selling it to more gullible idiots who come through the door. But this parrot is, in the end, *dead*.
Sergeant Frank Sandoval has died. He had the signature injury of the Iraq war -- traumatic brain injury. Afterwards, he had the mental ability of the typical five year old, and because much of his skull was missing, was required to wear a helmet to protect his exposed brain. He died during surgery to implant plates in his head to protect his exposed brain, a little over a year after he was evacuated from Iraq.
How many other Frank Sandovals are there out there who have not been counted as victims of Dear Leader's little war for oil because they died months after they were evacuated from Iraq, not immediately? We'll never know. Those statistics are not being collected. How many other Frank Sandovals are there out there who come back missing major chunks of their brain and will never be the person they once were again? Once again, we'll never know. Those statistics are not being collected. They might be embarrassing to Dear Leader and hurt support for Vice President Halliburton's holy quest to secure the Middle East's oil for Halliburton, after all....
Professor Juan Cole asks, why are we so interested in the details of the imprisonment of Princess Paris Hilton, and not so interested in the details of the imprisonment of Iraqi women and children seized in order to convince their menfolk to turn themselves in?
The reason for the focus is simple: Paris Hilton is *us*. Americans. Overindulged. Pampered. Rich. Stupid. With an overweening sense of unwarranted entitlement based upon nothing more than where and to whom she was born. Paris Hilton is America. Where once America was steelworkers and freedom fighters, today America is... Paris. Vacant empty-headed useless people with no conception of "reality", who mostly spend their days selling things nobody needs to people who don't need them but hey, they're neat things, so buy, buy, buy!
Iraqis... heck, most Americans couldn't even find Iraq on a map, and would stare aghast at you if you even suggested that Iraqis were humans and should thus possess all the rights that the Declaration of Independence assures us were granted to us by our Creator. Americans want us out of Iraq because we're losing, not out of any moral qualms about killing people who aren't, like, Paris.
We might as well replace the eagle on the national seal with a poodle-dog and make it official. Replacing George with a picture of Paris on the $1 bill might be a great idea too. After all, Paris Hilton is a far, far better symbol of America than a man who was willing to give up his pampered existence on a plantation in order to lead an army of independence under horrible conditions through ice and snow with, get this, no catering! Oh the horror!
There was a joke in Vietnam, "want to buy an ARVN-issue M-16? Barely used, only dropped once!". The only good thing about using the M-16 in Vietnam was that the AK-47's that the NVA was using had a different ammo and thus they couldn't use the M-16's too easily themselves -- not that they needed to, given how cheap and plentiful AK-47's and ammo thereof are. But they certainly used plenty of other ARVN-issued weapons against U.S. forces in Vietnam, especially mortars and other such man-portable artillery.
But even the U.S. Army in Vietnam wasn't stupid enough to give weapons to the exact same people who have been shooting at our soldiers in hopes of bribing them into, well, not shooting at our soldiers. Not that I think it really matters. The insurgents have proven that they can get all the weapons they want, in plentiful and abundant supply. But still. If you're going to bribe someone to not shoot at you, why not just load up a buncha Herky Birds with bundles of hundred dollar bills and fly them low and slow over those villages tossing out bales of money? Crap, the Iraqis would be so goddamned busy scrambling for that money that they wouldn't even bother shooting at the Hercs! (Not that Herky Birds really care too much about a few bullet holes through their skin, some of them in Vietnam kept flying even though they looked like cheese graters by the time the NVA ventilated them, but the guys inside said birds tend to get a bit persnickity about such things, heh!). I mean, c'mon. Bribing them with guns is just, well, inefficient.
I suppose the thought is that guns are harder to direct into Swiss bank accounts than dollar bills. Whatever. But as in Vietnam, I fully expect that guns issued by our very own U.S. Army will shortly be used to kill U.S. soldiers in VietIraq-nam.
Fucked. We are truly, truly, truly fucked. The only ideas left are the certifiably insane ones. Maybe this one is certifiably insane enough to actually work. But if I were a betting man, I wouldn't bet on it.
Jennifer lost the war today
They'll find her burned and raped
Through it all she must have wondered
What have I done
But nobody really cares today
The world's a busy place
Guess she must have really sinned
I guess we're all just soldiers
She was only six years old
Left to die by strangers
Her family waits
And if we're all just soldiers
Is it so wrong to be afraid
Jennifer lost the war
Phoebe lost the war today
There must be some mistake
Say it happens all the time
And it's said and done
Little Miss 15 65
Your soul remains unclaimed
Guess you must have really sinned
Morality won't help her
When she lies silent in a morgue
And all our sorrows left her
But will the morning headlines
Even say that it's a shame
What are we heading for
Jennifer lost the war
Seen it all before
Silent on the ground as he's walking away
And I wonder how many more
Everybody take it like it's nothing at all
Jennifer lost, lost, lost, lost the war
Now I guess we're all just soldiers
She was only six years old
Left to die by strangers
Her family waits
And will the morning headlines
Even say that it's a shame
What are we heading for
Primal punk. I've seen video of them singing this song in 1987. Yes, twenty years ago. And My Lai was almost forty years ago. The more things change... (And yes, I know the backstory on this song, which had nothing to do with a literal war, but even if you don't know the backstory, the fact is that the same damned thing just keeps happening over and over again).
Memorial Day orators will say that a G.I.'s life is priceless. Don't believe it. I know what value the U.S. government assigns to a soldier's life: I've been handed the check. It's roughly what the Yankees will pay Roger Clemens per inning once he starts pitching next month.
Bullshit is just that, bullshit. If you want to know the real value this nation places on anything, the long green tells you the whole story. An old story. Alas.
As for the notion that we have democracy in America, the fact that the Democrats in Congress just gave Bush more money than he wanted to wage war in Iraq, for a war that 72% of Americans oppose, should end that delusion. Follow the money. These people who supposedly "represent" us are bought and paid for servants of the real rulers of America, and do the bidding of the real rulers of America, not us. And the sheeple of the United States, rather than demand democracy and string these goddamned sonofabitches up from the nearest light pole (after a fair trial before a jury of their peers of course!) and install democracy in America, instead... watch American Idol.
The Democrats may talk about representing the people. But bullshit is bullshit. The Long Green tells the truth. The Long Green shows the lies. The Long Green is our ruler, and apparently the majority of Americans have no problem with that.
Thomas L. Friedman of "Friedman Unit" fame isn't talking in F.U.'s anymore. He's talking in alarm. Says Tommy boy in his latest screed:
Here's the sad truth: 9/11, and the failing Iraq war, have sucked up almost all the oxygen in this country -- oxygen needed to discuss seriously education, health care, climate change, and competitiveness. So right now, it's mo stly governors talking about these issues, but there is so much they can do without washington being focused and leading.
Which is why we've got to bring our occupation of Iraq to an end in the quickest, least bad way possible -- otherwise we are going to lose Iraq and America. It's coming down to that choice.
What? No Friedman Unit? Hmm. Even F.U. Tommy is now waking up to the unmitigated disaster that the Bushevik crusade for oil in the Middle East has become for America... and it ain't just because our soldiers are dying over there that it's a disaster.
Today is a day when we honor those who died for our country.
But on this day, let us also remember those who died for Vice President Halliburton's stock option strike price.
Nicholas Walsh, 26; David Paul Lindsey, 20; William Lee Bailey III, 29; Gregory N. Millard, 22; Michael J. Jaurigue, 20; Clayton G. Dunn II, 22; Alexander Rosa Jr., 22; Mathew P. LaForest, 21; Casey P. Zylman, 22; Iosiwo Uruo, 27; Russell K. Shoemaker, 31; Robert E. Dunham, 36; Robert H. Dembowski, 20; Benjamin J. Ashley, 22; Jonathan D. Winterbottom, 21; Victor H. Toledo Pulido, 22; Daniel P. Cagle, 22; Joseph J. Anzack Jr., 20; Julian M. Woodall, 21; Benjamin D. Desilets, 21; Robert A. Worthington, 19; Oscar Sauceda Jr., 21; Robert J. Montgomery Jr., 29; David C. Kuehl, 27; Kristopher A. Higdon, 25; Steve Butcher Jr., 27; Shannon V. Weaver, 28; Michael W. Davis, 22; Brian D. Ardron, 32; Justin D. Wisniewski, 22; Alexander R. Varela, 19; Jason A. Schumann, 23; Christopher Moore, 28; Jean P. Medlin, 27; Travis F. Haslip, 20; Joseph A. Gilmore, 26; Ryan D. Collins, 20; David W. Behrle, 20; Joshua G. Romero, 19; Casey W. Nash, 22; Marquis J. McCants, 23; III, Anselmo Martinez; Scott J. Brown, 33; Ryan J. Baum, 27; Coty J. Phelps, 22; Steven M. Packer, 23; Jonathan V. Hamm, 20; Aaron D. Gautier, 19; Victor M. Fontanilla, 23; Jesse B. Albrecht, 31; Jeffrey D. Walker, 21; Thomas G. Wright, 38; Nicholas S. Hartge, 20; Christopher N. Gonzalez, 25; Allen J. Dunckley, 25; John T. Self, 29; Rhys W. Klasno, 20; Andrew J. Bacevich, 27; Anthony J. Schober, 23; Christopher E Murphy, 21; Daniel Courneya, 19; James David Connell Jr., 40; William A. Farrar Jr., 20; Douglas Zembiec, 34; Jason W. Vaughn, 29; Anthony J. Sausto, 22; Roy L. Jones III, 21; Michael Frank, 36; Walter K. O$B!GHaire, 20; Bradly D. Conner, 41; Blake C. Stephens, 25; Dan H. Nguyen, 24; Kyle A. Little, 20; Vincenzo Romeo, 23; Sameer A. M. Rateb, 22; Michael A. Pursel, 19; Virgil C. Martinez, 33; Joel W. Lewis, 28; Christopher S. Kiernan, 37; Jason R. Harkins, 25; Robert J. Dixon, 27; Anthony M. Bradshaw, 21; Matthew L. Alexander, 21; Kenneth N. Mack, 42; Charles O. Palmer II, 36; Larry I. Guyton, 22; Christopher N. Hamlin, 24; Coby G. Schwab, 25; Kelly B. Grothe, 21; Andrew R. Weiss, 28; Colby J. Umbrell, 26; Jerome J. Potter, 24; Felix G. Gonzalez-Iraheta, 25; John D. Flores, 21; Matthew T. Bolar, 24; Astor A. Sunsin-Pineda, 20; Katie M. Soenksen, 19; Ryan P. Jones, 23; Johnathan E. Kirk, 25; Zachary R. Gullett, 20; Travis L. Manion, 26; Jay Edward Martin, 29; Alexander J. Funcheon, 21; Brian A. Botello, 19; Norman L. Tollett, 30; Cole E. Spencer, 21; Jay-D H. Ornsby-Adkins, 21; Michael R. Hullender, 29; Glenn D. Hicks Jr., 24; Peter Woodall, 25; William J. Callahan, 28; Eddie D. Tamez, 21; Nicholas E. Riehl, 21; David Austin Kirkpatrick, 20; Adam Loggins, 27; Christopher Degiovine, 25; Willie P. Celestine Jr., 21; Jeremy E. Maresh, 24; Dale G. Peterson, 20; Michael L. Vaughan, 20; Michael J. Rodriguez, 20; Brice A. Pearson, 32; William C. Moore, 27; Randell T. Marshall, 22; Kenneth E. Locker Jr., 28; Garrett C. Knoll, 23; Jerry R. King, 19; Kevin Gaspers, 26; Jeffrey A. Avery, 19; Steven R. Tudor, 36; Michael J. Slater, 19; Christopher M. North, 21; Marlon B. Harper, 34; William W. Bushnell, 24; Ray M. Bevel, 22; Jeffery A. Bishop, 23; Dwayne L. Moore, 31; Michael M. Rojas, 21; Wade J. Oglesby, 27; Jason M. Morales, 20; Richard P. Langenbrunner, 19; Daniel R. Scherry, 20; Jesse D. Delatorre, 29; Shaun M. Blue, 25; Lucas V. Starcevich, 25; Aaron M. Genevie, 22; Mario K. De Leon, 26; Steven J. Walberg, 18; Daniel J. Santee, 21; Brandon L. Wallace, 27; Joshua A. Schmit, 26; Robert J. Basham, 22; Ryan A. Bishop, 32; Larry R. Bowman, 29; Cody A. Putnam, 22; Gwilym J. Newman, 24; James T. Lindsey, 20; John G. Borbonus, 19; Jason J. Beadles, 22; Raymond S. Sevaaetasi, 29; Kyle G. Bohrnsen, 22; Brett Andre Walton, 37; , Clifford A. Spohn III; Ismael Solorio, 21; Brian Lee Holden, 20; Jesse L. Williams, 25; Todd A. Singleton, 24; David N. Simmons, 20; Phillip I. Neel, 27; Adam P. Kennedy, 25; Harrison Brown, 31; Philip A. Murphy-Sweet, 42; Rodney L. McCandless, 21; Levi K. Hoover, 23; Jonathan D. Grassbaugh, 25; Ebe F. Emolo, 33; Joseph C. Schwedler, 27; Joseph A. McSween, 26; Curtis R. Hall, 24; Gregory J. Billiter, 36; Damian Lopez Rodriguez, 0; Anthony Palermo Jr., 27; Daniel A. Fuentes, 19; Ryan S. Dallam, 24; Jay S. Cajimat, 20; Jason A. Shaffer, 28; Forrest D. Cauthorn, 22; Derek A. Gibson, 20; Walter Freeman Jr., 20; James J. Coon, 22; Joseph H. Cantrell IV, 23; Jerry C. Burge, 39; Gabriel J. Figueroa, 20; Shane R. Becker, 35; Daniel R. Olsen, 20; Bradley D. King, 28; Curtis R. Spivey, 25; Brian E. Ritzberg, 24; Miguel A. Marcial III, 19; Eric R. Vick, 25; David A. Mejias, 26; Robert M. McDowell, 30; William G. Bowling, 24; Jason R. Arnette, 24; Neale M. Shank, 25; Wilfred Flores Jr., 20; Joe Polo, 24; Marcus A. Golczynski, 30; Sean Michael Thomas, 33; Curtis J. Forshey, 22; Anthony White, 21; Jason Swiger, 24; Jason Nunez, 22; Sean K. McDonald, 21; Orlando E. Gonzalez, 21; Trevor A. Roberts, 21; Riewer. Greg N., 28; Lance C. Springer II, 23; Henry W. Bogrette, 21; Freeman L. Gardner Jr., 26; Dustin Jerome Lee, 20; Joey T. Sams II, 22; Nicholas J. Lightner, 29; Adrian J. Lewis, 30; Darrell R. Griffin Jr., 36; Stephen K. Richardson, 22; Curtis E. Glawson Jr., 24; Wayne R. Cornell, 26; Ryan P. Green, 24; Harry H. Timberman, 20; Nimo W. Tauala, 29; Benjamin L. Sebban, 29; Ed Santini, 25; John F. Landry Jr., 20; Anthony A. Kaiser, 27; Marieo Guerrero, 30; William N. Davis, 26; John E. Allen, 25; Christopher R. Brevard, 31; Raymond J. Holzhauer, 19; John S. Stephens, 41; Terry W. Prater, 25; Blake M. Harris, 27; Emerson N. Brand, 29; James L. Arnold, 21; Steven M. Chavez, 20; Forrest J. Waterbury, 25; Adam J. Rosema, 27; Stephen M. Kowalczyk, 32; Brian L. Chevalier, 21; Joshua M. Boyd, 30; Angel Rosa, 21; Alberto Garcia Jr., 23; Robert M. Carr, 22; Nathanial Dain Windsor, 20; Douglas C. Stone, 49; Daniel E. Woodcock, 25; Jonathan K. Smith, 19; Thomas L. Latham, 23; Dennis J. Veater, 20; Christopher R. Webb, 28; Michael D. Rivera, 22; Shawn Rankinen, 28; Mark W. Graham, 22; Robert Stanley, 27; Ryan D. Russell, 20; Justin A. Rollins, 22; Andrew C. Perkins, 27; Barry Wayne Mayo, 21; Cory C. Kosters, 19; Blake Harris, 22; Justin M. Estes, 25; Ryan M. Bell, 21; Darrel D. Kasson, 43; Raul S. Bravo Jr., 21; Michael C. Peek, 23; Brandon Allen Parr, 25; Ashly L. Moyer, 21; Luke Emch, 21; Morgan C. Tulang, 36; Dustin M. Gould, 28; Christopher D. Young, 20; Wesley J. Williams, 23; Luis O. Rodriguez-Contrera, 22; Paul M. Latourney, 28; Bufford "Kenny" Van Slyke, 22; Chad M. Allen, 25; Richard A. Soukenka, 30; Karl O. Soto-Pinedo, 22; Lorne E. Henry Jr, 21; Jonathan D. Cadavero, 24; Anthony Aguirre, 20; William J. Beardsley, 25; Ethan J. Biggers, 22; Jeremy D. Barnett, 27; David R. Berry, 37; Rowan D. Walter, 25; Joshua R. Hager, 29; Travis Wayne Buford, 23; Clinton W. Ahlquist, 23; Louis G. Kim, 19; Richard L. Ford, 40; Brett Witteveen, 20; Montrel S. Mcarn, 21; Shawn M. Dunkin, 25; Pedro J. Colon, 25; Adare W. Cleveland, 19; Matthew C. Bowe, 19; Blake H. Howey, 20; Kelly D. Youngblood, 19; Matthew S. Apuan, 27; Brian A. Escalante, 25; William C. Spillers, 39; Christopher K. Boone, 34; Justin T. Paton, 24; Chad E. Marsh, 20; Todd M. Siebert, 34; Daniel T. Morris, 19; Carl Leonard Seigart, 32; John D. Rode, 24; Ronnie G. Madore Jr., 34; Branden C. Cummings, 20; Nickolas A. Tanton, 24; Allen Mosteiro, 42; Dennis L. Sellen Jr., 20; Robert B. Thrasher, 23; Russell A. Kurtz, 22; Donnie R. Belser Jr., 28; lan W. Shaw, 31; Eric Ross, 26; James J. Regan, 26; Leeroy A. Camacho, 28; Raymond M. Werner, 21; James J. Holtom, 22; Ross A. Clevenger, 21; Manuel A. Ruiz, 21; Gilbert Minjares Jr., 31; Matthew P. Pathenos, 21; Tarryl B. Hill, 19; James Rodney Tijerina, 26; Thomas E. Saba, 30; Travis D. Pfister, 27; Jennifer M. Parcell, 20; Jared M. Landaker, 25; Jennifer J. Harris, 28; Joseph J. Ellis, 40; Joshua J. Frazier, 24; Brian A. Browning, 20; Brandon J. Van Parys, 20; Randy J. Matheny, 20; Clarence T. Spencer, 24; Ronnie L. Sanders, 26; Matthew T. Zeimer, 18; Keith Yoakum, 41; Alan E. McPeek, 20; Kevin C. Landeck, 26; Terrence D. Dunn, 38; Jason Garth DeFrenn, 34; Matthew G. Conte, 22; Richard O. Quill III, 22; Terry J. Elliott, 34; Eric R. Sieger, 18; Michael C. Mettille, 44; Tyler Butler, 21; David C. Armstrong, 21; Stephen D. Shannon, 21; William M. Sigua, 21; Alejandro Carrillo, 22; Milton A. Gist Jr., 27; Corey J. Aultz, 31; Adam Q. Emul, 19; Carla Jane Stewart, 37; Mark T. Resh, 28; Cornell C. Chao, 36; Anthony C. Melia, 20; David T. Toomalatai, 19; Timothy A. Swanson, 21; Jon B. St. John II, 25; Mickel D. Garrigus, 24; Alan R. Johnson, 44; Nathan P. Fairlie, 21; Mark D. Kidd, 26; Darrell W. Shipp, 25; Alexander H. Fuller, 21; Michael Balsley, 23; Hector Leija, 27; Keith A. Callahan, 31; Michael M. Kashkoush, 24; Gary S. Johnston, 21; Michael J. Wiggins, 26; Jamie D. Wilson, 34; Nicholas P. Brown, 24; Emilian D. Sanchez, 20; Andrew G. Matus, 19; Brandon L. Stout, 23; Darrel J. Morris, 21; Brian Scott Freeman, 31; William T. Warren, 48; Michael Taylor, 40; Sean E. Lyerly, 31; Floyd E. Lake, 43; Paul M. Kelly, 45; Roger W. Haller, 49; Marilyn L. Gabbard, 46; David C. Canegata, 50; John G. Brown, 43; Daryl D. Booker, 37; Toby R. Olsen, 28; Jonathan Millican, 20; Phillip D. McNeill, 22; Victor M. Langarica, 29; Jonathan P. C. Kingman, 21; Allen B. Jaynes, 21; Ryan J. Hill, 20; Jacob N. Fritz, 25; Sean P. Fennerty, 26; Shawn Patrick Falter, 25; Johnathan Bryan Chism, 22; Jeffrey D. Bisson, 22; Brian D. Allgood, 46; Jacob H. Neal, 23; Luis J. Castillo, 20; Russell P. Borea, 38; William J. Rechenmacher, 24; Jennifer A. Valdivia, 27; Joseph D. Alomar, 22; Collin R. Schockmel, 19; Matthew T. Grimm, 21; Mark J. Daily, 23; Jason J. Corbett, 23; John E. Cooper, 29; Ian C. Anderson, 22; Paul T. Sanchez, 32; James D. Riekena, 22; Gregroy A. Wright, 28; James M. Wosika Jr., 24; Ming Sun, 20; Ryan R. Berg, 19; Stephen J. Raderstorf, 21; Eric T. Caldwell, 22; Timothy R. Weiner, 35; Daniel B. Miller Jr., 24; Elizabeth A. Loncki, 23; III, Raymond N. Mitchell; Jeremiah Johnson, 23; Michael Lewis Mundell, 47; Charles D. Allen, 28; Thomas E. Vandling Jr., 26; Sandra S. Grant, 23; Richard A. Smith, 20; Jonathan E. Schiller, 20; Alan R. Blohm, 21; John M. Sullivan, 22; David E. Dietrich, 21; William R. Newgard, 20; Lawrance J. Carter, 25; William D. Spencer, 20; Nicholas A. Miller, 20; Christopher E. Esckelson, 22; Aron C. Blum, 22; Dustin R. Donica, 22; Luis G. Ayala, 21; William C. Koprince Jr., 24; Douglas L. Tinsley, 21; Edward W. Shaffer, 24; Christopher P. Messer, 28; Clinton T. McCormick, 20; Nathaniel A. Given, 21; Joshua M. Schmitz, 21; Joseph A. Strong, 21; John T. Bubeck, 25; Eric R. Wilkus, 25; Dexter E. Wheelous, 37; Aaron L. Preston, 29; Andrew H. Nelson, 19; Jae S. Moon, 21; Jason C. Denfrund, 24; Hayes Clayton, 29; Stephen L. Morris, 21; Evan A. Bixler, 21; Chad J. Vollmer, 21; Wilson A. Algrim, 21; Curtis L. Norris, 28; Bobby Mejia II, 20; Elias Elias, 27; Michael J. Crutchfield, 21; John Barta, 25; Joshua D. Sheppard, 22; Kyle A. Nolen, 21; Fernando S. Tamayo, 19; Ryan L. Mayhan, 25; Ryan J. Burgess, 21; Myles Cody Sebastien, 21; Robert J. Volker, 21; Jacob G. McMillan, 25; Scott D. Dykman, 27; Joshua D. Pickard, 20; Andrew P. Daul, 21; Kevin M. Kryst, 27; Brian L. Mintzlaff, 34; Seth M. Stanton, 19; Nick J. Palmer, 19; Matthew J. Stanley, 22; David R. Staats, 30; Joe L. Baines, 19; Henry K. Kahalewai, 43; Paul Balint Jr., 22; Luke C. Yepsen, 20; Matthew W. Clark, 22; Theodore A. Spatol, 59; Brent W. Dunkleberger, 29; Gloria D. Davis, 47; Clinton J. Miller, 23; Brian P. McAnulty, 39; Matthew V. Dillon, 25; Budd M. Cote, 21; Thomas W. Clemons, 37; Nicholas P. Steinbacher, 22; Shawn M. Murphy, 24; Brennan C. Gibson, 26; Philip C. Ford, 21; Nathan M. Krissoff, 25; Brent E. Beeler, 22; Henry W. Linck, 23; Micah S. Gifford, 27; Kristofer R. Ciraso, 26; Megan M. McClung, 34; Cody G. Watson, 21; Dustin J. Libby, 22; Yevgeniy Ryndych, 24; Vincent J. Pomante III, 22; Travis L. Patriquin, 32; Yari Mokri, 26; Joshua B. Madden, 21; Travis C. Krege, 24; Jason Huffman, 23; Nicholas R. Gibbs, 25; Jesse J.J. Castro, 22; Marco L. Miller, 36; Jordan W. Hess, 26; Christopher A. Anderson, 24; Thomas P. Echols, 20; Nicholas D. Turcotte, 23; Roger A. Suarez-Gonzalez, 21; Albert M. Nelson, 31; Ross A. McGinnis, 19; Jay R. Gauthreaux, 26; Dustin M. Adkins, 22; Joshua C. Sticklen, 24; Joseph Trane McCloud, 39; Kenneth W. Haines, 25; Billy B. Farris, 20; Shawn L. English, 35; Troy D. Cooper, 21; Kermit O. Evans, 31; Jesse D. Tillery, 19; Corey J. Rystad, 20; Bryan T. McDonough, 22; Keith E. Fiscus, 26; Robert L. Love Jr., 28; Jeremy W. Mulhair, 35; John L. Hartman Jr., 39; Theodore M. West, 23; Chris Mason, 32; Jonerik Loney, 21; Michael A. Schwarz, 20; Troy L. Gilbert, 34; Jason R. Hamill, 31; David M. Fraser, 25; Jeannette T. Dunn, 44; Joshua C. Burrows, 20; Jeromy D. West, 20; Michael C. Ledsome, 24; Daniel M. Morris, 28; Nicholas P. Rapavi, 22; Reece D. Moreno, 19; James D. Priestap, 39; Heath Warner, 19; James R. Davenport, 20; Joshua C. Alonzo, 21; Donovan E. Watts, 46; Eric Vizcaino, 21; James P. Musack, 23; Jeremy S. Shock, 22; Bradley N. Shilling, 22; Rhett W. Schiller, 26; Mitchel T. Mutz, 23; Schuyler B. Haynes, 40; John R. Dennison, 24; Michael D. Scholl, 21; Mario D. Gonzalez, 21; Timothy W. Brown, 21; Eric G. Palacios Rivera, 21; Tung M. Nguyen, 38; Justin R. Garcia, 26; Thomas H. Felts Sr., 45; Peter E. Winston, 56; Jang H. Kim, 20; Daniel J. Allman II, 20; Harry A. Winkler III, 32; Michael A. Cerrone, 24; Angel De Jesus Lucio Ramirez, 22; Misael Martinez, 24; William Samuel Jackson II, 29; Kristopher C. Warren, 19; Bryan Burgess, 35; Rudy A. Salcido, 31; Gregory W. G. McCoy, 26; Courtland A. Kennard, 22; Ryan T. McCaughn, 19; Richwell A. Doria, 25; Lucas T. White, 28; John R. Priestner, 42; Miles P. Henderson, 24; Jose A. Galvan, 22; Douglas C. Desjardins, 24; Kyle W. Powell, 21; Mark C. Gelina, 33; James L. Bridges, 22; Michael H. Lasky, 22; Luke B. Holler, 21; Jason D. Whitehouse, 27; James Brown, 20; Eric J. Kruger, 40; Joseph A. Gage, 28; Paul J. Finken, 40; Michael P. Bridges, 23; Minhee Kim, 20; Gary A. Koehler, 21; Kevin J. Ellenburg, 20; Jason Franco, 18; Michael R. Weidemann, 23; Michael T. Seeley, 27; Kraig D. Foyteck, 26; Kenneth E. Bostic, 21; Troy D. Nealey, 24; Luke J. Zimmerman, 24; Ricky L. McGinnis, 42; Charles V. Komppa, 35; Jonathan B. Thornsberry, 22; Thomas M. Gilbert, 24; Daniel B. Chaires, 20; Donald S. Brown, 19; Charles O. Sare, 23; Tyler R. Overstreet, 22; Richard A. Buerstetta, 20; Carl A. Eason, 29; Amos C. R Bock, 24; David G. Taylor, 37; Nicholas K. Rogers, 27; Willsun M. Mock, 23; Matthew W. Creed, 23; Nathaniel A. Aguirre, 21; Joshua C. Watkins, 25; Nicholas J. Manoukian, 22; Eric W. Herzberg, 20; Nathan R. Elrod, 20; Clifford R. Collinsworth, 20; Tony L. Knier, 31; Kevin M. Witte, 27; Edwardo Lopez Jr., 21; Daniel A. Brozovich, 42; Jose R. Perez, 21; Jesus M. Montalvo, 46; Patrick O. Barlow, 42; Joshua L. Booth, 23; Ronald L. Paulsen, 53; Daniel W. Winegeart, 23; David M. Unger, 21; Norman R. Taylor III, 21; Garth D. Sizemore, 31; Christopher E. Loudon, 23; Ryan E. Haupt, 24; Nathan J. Frigo, 23; Joseph C. Dumas Jr., 25; Russell G. Culbertson III, 22; Joshua M. Hines, 26; Brock A. Babb, 40; Mark C. Paine, 32; Jonathan E. Lootens, 25; Joshua Deese, 25; Stephen Bicknell, 19; Jr., Lester Domenico Baroncini; Jonathan J. Simpson, 25; Keith J. Moore, 28; Timothy J. Lauer, 25; Charles M. King, 48; Joseph M. Kane, 35; Leebenard E. Chavis, 21; Thomas J. Hewett, 22; Kenny F. Stanton Jr., 20; Johnny K. Craver, 37; Gene A. Hawkins, 24; Justin T. Walsh, 24; Nicholas R. Sowinski, 25; Shane T. Adcock, 27; Shelby J. Feniello, 25; Jon Eric Bowman, 21; Julian M. Arechaga, 23; Phillip B. Williams, 21; Robert M. Secher, 33; Jeremy Scott Sandvick Monroe, 20; Derek W. Jones, 21; Stephen F. Johnson, 20; Timothy Fulkerson, 20; Shane R. Austin, 19; Roger Alan Napper Jr, 20; John Edward Wood, 37; Lawrence Parrish, 36; Carl W. Johnson II, 21; Brandon S. Asbury, 21; Bradford H. Payne, 24; John Edward Hale, 20; Nicholas A. Arvanitis, 22; Benjamin S. Rosales, 20; Edward M. Garvin, 19; George R. Obourn Jr., 20; Christopher O. Moudry, 31; Timothy Burke, 24; Dean Bright, 32; Jonathan Rojas, 27; Daniel Isshak, 25; Kristofer C. Walker, 20; Joseph W. Perry, 23; Michael K. Oremus, 21; Joe A. Narvaez, 25; Justin R. Jarrett, 21; Satieon V. Greenlee, 24; James D. Ellis, 25; Raymond S. Armijo, 22; Aaron L. Seal, 23; Christopher B. Cosgrove III, 23; Justin D. Peterson, 32; Denise A. Lannaman, 46; Mario Nelson, 26; Chase A. Haag, 22; Kampha B. Sourivong, 20; Scott E. Nisely, 48; Robert Weber, 22; Luis E. Tejeda, 20; Michael A. Monsoor, 25; Christopher T. Blaney, 19; James Chamroeun, 20; James N. Lyons, 28; Christopher T. Riviere, 21; Edward C. Reynolds Jr., 27; Henry Paul, 24; Jose A. Lanzarin, 28; Casey L. Mellen, 21; Rene Martinez, 20; Howard S. March Jr., 20; Carlos Dominguez, 57; Windell J. Simmons, 20; III, Velton Locklear; IV, Kenneth E Kincaid; Allan R. Bevington, 22; Christopher Michael Zimmerman, 28; Yull Estrada Rodriguez, 21; Robb Gordon Needham, 51; Charles Jason Jones, 29; Eric Kavanagh, 20; Jane Elizabeth Lanham, 43; Jared J. Raymond, 20; Ashley L. Henderson Huff, 23; Robert Thomas Callahan, 22; James R. Worster, 24; Adam L. Knox, 21; David J. Davis, 32; David Sean Roddy, 32; Cesar A. Granados, 21; Ryan A. Miller, 19; Clint E. Williams, 24; David Thomas Weir, 23; Aaron A. Smith, 31; Russell M. Makowski, 23; Jennifer M. Hartman, 21; Marcus A. Cain, 20; Jeffrey Shaffer, 21; Matthew C. Mattingly, 30; Emily J.T. Perez, 23; Harley D. Andrews, 22; Alexander Jordan, 31; Johnathan Benson, 21; Anthony P. Seig, 19; David W. Gordon, 23; Vincent M. Frassetto, 21; David J. Ramsey, 27; Luis A. Montes, 22; Jeremy R. Shank, 18; John A. Carroll, 26; Christopher Walsh, 30; Eric P. Valdepenas, 21; Jared M. Shoemaker, 29; Germaine L. Debro, 33; Marshall A. Gutierrez, 41; Hannah L. Gunterman, 20; Ryan Edwin Miller, 21; Philip A. Johnson, 19; Shane P. Harris, 23; Ralph N. Porras, 36; Jason L. Merrill, 22; Nicholas A. Madaras, 19; Richard J. Henkes II, 32; Justin W. Dreese, 21; Edwin Anthony Andino Jr., 23; Eugene Alex, 32; Cliff Golla, 21; Angel D. Mercado-Velazquez, 24; Michael L. Deason, 28; Colin Joseph Wolfe, 18; Joshua R. Hanson, 27; Christopher Tyler Warndorf, 21; Matthew J. Vosbein, 30; Shannon L. Squires, 25; Matthew E. Schneider, 23; Donald E. Champlin, 28; Jeffrey J. Hansen, 31; Darry Benson, 46; Tristan Smith, 23; Shaun A. Novak, 21; Qixing Lee, 20; Joshua D. Jones, 24; Moises Jazmine, 25; Seth A. Hildreth, 26; Dan Dolan, 19; Kenneth Cross, 21; David J. Almazan, 27; David G. Weimortz, 28; Edgardo Zayas, 29; Jordan C. Pierson, 21; Dwayne E. Williams, 28; Gordon George Solomon, 35; William E. Thorne, 26; Jeremy E. King, 23; James Daniel Hirlston, 21; Thomas J. Barbieri, 24; Paul J. Darga, 34; Brad A. Clemmons, 37; Chadwick Thomas Kenyon, 20; Randy Lee Newman, 21; Adam Anthony Galvez, 21; Gabriel G. DeRoo, 23; Marquees A. Quick, 28; Ruben J. Villa Jr, 36; James J. Arellano, 19; John James McKenna IV, 30; Michael Dennis Glover, 28; John P. Phillips, 29; Jeffrey S. Loa, 32; Kevin L. Zeigler, 31; Michael C. Lloyd, 24; Kenneth A. Jenkins, 25; Jeremy Z. Long, 18; Shane W. Woods, 23; Ignacio Ramirez, 22; Steven P. Mennemeyer, 26; Aaron Jagger, 43; Jeffery S. Brown, 25; Jose Zamora, 24; Stephen A. Seale, 25; Tracy L. Melvin, 31; Carlton A. Clark, 22; Brian J. Kubik, 20; Clint J. Storey, 30; Leroy Segura Jr., 23; Bradley H. Beste, 22; Kurt Edward Dechen, 24; George M. Ulloa Jr., 23; Marc A. Lee, 28; Joseph A. Tomci, 21; Dustin D. Laird, 23; Ryan D. Jopek, 20; Hai Ming Hsia, 37; Joshua Ford, 20; Christian B. Williams, 27; Jason Hanson, 21; Anthony E. Butterfield, 19; Phillip E. Baucus, 28; Enrique Henry Sanchez, 21; Timothy D. Roos, 21; Adam R. Murray, 21; James W. Higgins, 22; Edward A Koth, 30; Joseph A. Graves, 21; Stephen W. Castner, 27; Jason M. West, 28; Dennis K. Samson Jr., 24; Christopher Swanson, 25; Blake H. Russell, 35; Adam J. Fargo, 22; Christopher T. Pate, 29; Matthew P. Wallace, 22; Julian A. Ramon, 22; Derek J. Plowman, 20; Geofrey R. Cayer, 20; Mark Richard Vecchione, 25; Scott R. Smith, 34; Kenneth I. Pugh, 39; Michael A Dickinson II, 26; Nathaniel S. Baughman, 23; Jason M. Evey, 29; Manuel J. Holguin, 21; Andres J. Contreras, 23; Thomas B. Turner Jr., 31; Al'Kaila Floyd, 23; Jerry A. Tharp, 44; Irving Hernandez Jr., 28; Duane J. Dreasky, 31; Damien M. Montoya, 21; Joseph P. Micks, 22; Troy Carlin Linden, 22; Omar Flores, 27; Paul Pabla, 23; Justin Noyes, 23; Collin T. Mason, 20; Carl Jerome Ware Jr., 22; Kyle Miller, 19; Christopher D. Rose, 21; James P. Muldoon, 23; Bryan C. Luckey, 25; Ryan. J. Clark, 19; Rex A. Page, 21; Jason W. Morrow, 27; Terry O.P. Wallace, 33; Jeremy Jones, 25; Raymond J. Plouhar, 30; Michael J. Potocki, 21; Terry Lisk, 26; Paul N. King, 23; Virrueta A. Sanchez, 33; Justin Dean Norton, 21; Benjamin J. Laymon, 22; Channing G. Singletary, 30; Devon J. Gibbons, 19; Ryan J. Buckley, 21; Mario J. Bievre, 34; Paul A. Beyer, 21; Riley E. Baker, 22; Nicholas J. Whyte, 21; Sirlou C. Cuaresma, 21; Jason J. Buzzard, 31; Benjamin D. Williams, 30; Christopher N. White, 23; Brandon J Webb, 20; Christopher D. Leon, 20; Reyes Ramirez, 23; Robert L. Jones, 22; Brent W. Koch, 22; Thomas Lowell Tucker, 25; Kristian Menchaca, 23; David J. Babineau, 25; Jeremiah S. Santos, 21; Michael A. Estrella, 20; Zachary M. Alday, 22; Brent Zoucha, 19; Salvador Guerrero, 21; Jose M. Velez, 35; Ben Slaven, 22; Daniel Crabtree, 31; Luis D. Santos, 20; Clarence D. McSwain, 31; John Shaw Vaughan, 23; Scott M. Love, 32; David N. Crombie, 19; Mark T. Smykowski, 23; Richard A. Blakley, 34; Ryan T. Sanders, 27; Carlos E. Pernell, 25; Daniel Gionet, 23; Andy D. Anderson, 24; Gary Rovinski, 44; Jamie Jaenke, 30; Issac S. Lawson, 35; Michael D. Stover, 43; Ryan J. Cummings, 22; Darren Harmon, 44; Brett L. Tribble, 20; Benjamin E. Mejia, 25; Alexander J. Kolasa, 22; Bobby R. West, 23; Brock L. Bucklin, 28; Jeremy M. Loveless, 25; James A. Funkhouser, 35; Nathanael J. Doring, 31; Richard A. Bennett, 25; J. Adan Garcia, 20; Adam Lucas, 20; Caleb A. Lufkin, 24; Douglas A. DiCenzo, 30; Robert E. Blair, 22; Robert G. Posivio III, 22; Steven Freund, 20; Michael L. Hermanson, 21; William J. Leusink, 21; David Christoff Jr., 25; Benito A. Ramirez, 22; William B. Fulks, 23; Robert Seidel III, 23; Daniel E. Holland, 43; Nicholas Cournoyer, 25; Lonnie Calvin Allen Jr., 26; Lee Hamilton Deal, 23; Santiago M. Halsel, 32; Marion Flint Jr., 29; Grant Allen Dampier, 25; Hatak Yuka Keyu M. Yearby, 21; Jose S. Marin-Dominguez Jr., 22; Shane Mahaffee, 36; Matthew W. Worrel, 34; Robert H. West, 37; Jamie D. Weeks, 47; John W. Engeman, 45; Richard Z. James, 20; Ron Gebur, 23; Adam C. Conboy, 21; Brandon L. Teeters, 21; Steve Vahaviolos, 21; Michael L. Licalzi, 24; David J. GramesSanchez, 22; Jason K. Burnett, 20; Stephen P. Snowberger III, 18; Eric D. Clark, 22; Armer N. Burkart, 26; Alessandro Carbonaro, 28; Aaron P. Latimer, 26; Gregory A. Wagner, 35; Emmanuel L. Legaspi, 38; Cory L. Palmer, 21; Matthew J. Fenton, 24; Leon Deraps, 19; David Michael Veverka, 25; Dale James Kelly Jr., 48; Nathan J. Vacho, 29; Teodoro Torres, 29; Carlos N. Saenz, 46; Alva L. Gaylord, 25; Elisha R. Parker, 21; Stephen R. Bixler, 20; Gavin B. Reinke, 32; Bryan L. Quinton, 24; Brian S. Letendre, 27; Joseph E. Proctor, 38; Benjamin T. Zieske, 20; Christopher M. Eckhardt, 19; Robert L. Moscillo, 21; Robbie Glen Light, 21; Steve M. Sakoda, 29; Lea R. Mills, 21; Brandon M. Hardy, 25; Edward G. Davis III, 31; Bryant A. Herlem, 37; Jose Gomez, 23; Matthew A. Webber, 23; Mark A. Wall, 27; Bobby Mendez, 38; Michael L. Ford, 19; Richard J. Herrema, 27; Raymond L. Henry, 21; Aaron William Simons, 20; Metodio A. Bandonill, 29; Shawn Thomas Lasswell Jr., 21; Robert W. Ehney, 26; Jason B. Daniel, 21; Eric R. Lueken, 23; Travis C. Zimmerman, 19; Eric D. King, 29; Kyle A. Colnot, 23; Michael E. Bouthot, 19; Jacob H. Allcott, 21; Jason C. Ramseyer, 28; Patrick A. Tinnell, 25; Robert J. Settle, 25; Ian P. Weikel, 31; Clinton W. Cubert, 38; Ryan G. Winslow, 19; Justin D. Sims, 22; Pablo V. Mayorga, 33; Derrick J. Cothran, 21; Mark W. Melcher, 34; Darin T. Settle, 23; Stephen Joseph Perez, 22; Salem Bachar, 20; Andrew K. Waits, 23; Marcus S. Glimpse, 22; Roland E. Calderon-Ascencio, 21; Scott M. Bandhold, 37; George R. Roehl Jr., 21; Kenneth D. Hess, 26; James F. Costello III, 27; Joseph A. Blanco, 25; Randall L. Lamberson, 36; James W. "Will" Gardner, 22; Gregory S. Rogers, 42; Joseph I. Love-Fowler, 22; David S. Collins, 24; Juana NavarroArellano, 24; Philip John Martini, 24; Jody W. Missildine, 19; Shawn R. Creighton, 21; Richard P. Waller, 22; Bryan N. Taylor, 20; Chase A. Edwards, 19; Daniel L. Sesker, 22; Dustin J. Harris, 21; Ty J. Johnson, 28; Geovani Padilla Aleman, 20; Marcques J. Nettles, 22; Abraham G. Twitchell, 28; Brian R. St. Germain, 22; Felipe D. Sandoval-Flores, 20; Scott J. Procopio, 20; Eric A. Palmisano, 27; Eric A. McIntosh, 29; Kun Y. Kim, 20; Patrick J. Gallagher, 27; David A. Bass, 20; Andres Aguilar Jr., 21; Jeremy W. Ehle, 19; Timothy J. Moshier, 25; Michael L. Hartwick, 37; Israel Devora Garcia, 23; Darrell P. Clay, 34; Jacob Walter Beisel, 21; Joseph J. Duenas, 23; Walter M. Moss Jr., 37; Robert Hernandez, 47; Sean D. Tharp, 21; Michael D. Rowe, 23; Frederick A. Carlson, 25; Randy D. McCaulley, 44; Brock A. Beery, 30; Antoine J. McKinzie, 25; Dale G. Brehm, 23; Ricardo Barraza, 24; Nyle Yates III, 22; Amanda N. Pinson, 21; Carlos M. Gonzalez, 22; Angelo A. Zawaydeh, 19; Marco A. Silva, 27; Bryan A. Lewis, 32; Corey A. Dan, 22; Kristen K. Marino (Figueroa), 20; Amy A. Duerksen, 19; Bunny Long, 22; John D. Fry, 28; Justin R. Martone, 31; Ricky Salas Jr., 22; Adam O. Zanutto, 26; Kevin P. Jessen, 28; Matthew A. Snyder, 20; Joshua V. Youmans, 26; Christopher S. Merchant, 32; Tina M. Priest, 20; Dwayne Peter R. Lewis, 26; Christopher J. Schornak, 28; Joshua M. Pearce, 21; Joshua U. Humble, 21; Clay P. Farr, 21; Adam J. VanAlstine, 21; John Joshua Thornton, 22; Benjamin C. Schuster, 21; Joshua Francis Powers, 21; Dimitri Muscat, 21; Thomas J. Wilwerth, 21; Allan A. Morr, 21; Gordon F. Misner II, 23; Christopher L. Marion, 20; Rickey E. Jones, 21; Curtis T. Howard II, 32; Gregson G. Gourley, 38; Almar L. Fitzgerald, 23; Jay T. Collado, 31; Daniel J. Kuhlmeier, 30; Jessie Davila, 29; Matthew D. Conley, 21; Charles E. Matheny IV, 23; Amos C. Edwards Jr., 41; Anthony R. Garcia, 48; Rusty L. Washam, 21; Michael S. Probst, 26; Matthew Ron Barnes, 20; Nicholas Wilson, 25; Andrew J. Kemple, 23; Felipe J. Garcia Villareal, 26; Ross A. Smith, 21; Javier Chavez Jr., 19; Steven L. Phillips, 27; Allen D. Kokesh Jr., 21; Jacob D. "Jake" Spann, 21; Brandon S. Schuck, 21; David S. Parr, 22; Orville Gerena, 21; Patrick W. Herried, 29; Christopher R. Morningstar, 27; Sergio A. Mercedes Saez, 23; William S. Hayes III, 23; Jeremiah J. Boehmer, 22; Roberto L. Martinez Salazar, 21; Jesse M. Zamora, 22; Lance S. Cornett, 33; Scott A. Messer, 26; Walter B. Howard II, 35; Simon T. Cox Jr., 30; Sean T. Cardelli, 20; Caesar S. Viglienzone, 21; Anthony Chad Owens, 21; Marlon A. Bustamante, 25; Garrison C. Avery, 23; Felipe C. Barbosa, 21; Brian J. Schoff, 22; David L. Herrera, 26; Hugo R. Lopez Lopez, 20; Joshua Allen Johnson, 24; Jerry M. "Michael" Durbin Jr., 26; Sean H. Miles, 28; Joshua A. Scott, 24; Lewis T. D. Calapini, 21; Peter D. Wagler, 18; Matthew D. Hunter, 31; Lance M. Chase, 32; Jason L. Norton, 32; Brian McElroy, 28; Brandon Christopher Dewey, 20; Carlos Arrelano Pandura, 22; Clifton J. Yazzie, 23; Rickey Scott, 30; Matthew C. Frantz, 23; Dennis J. Flanagan, 22; Adam R. Shepherd, 21; Rex C. Kenyon, 34; Ruel M. Garcia, 34; Dustin L. Kendall, 21; Kasper Allen Dudkiewicz, 22; Justin J. Watts, 20; Michael Anthony Jordan, 35; Jonathan Kyle Price, 19; Kyle E. Jackson, 28; Mitchell K. Carver Jr., 31; Michael Joseph McMullen, 25; Raul Mercado, 21; Brett L. Lundstrom, 22; Jason T. Little, 20; Jeriad P. Jacobs, 19; Kyle W. Brown, 22; Darren D. Braswell, 36; Robert T. Johnson, 20; Nathan R. Field, 23; Stuart M. Anderson, 44; Chester W. Troxel, 45; Jacob E. Melson, 22; Michael I. Edwards, 26; Jaime L. Campbell, 25; Clinton R. Upchurch, 31; Michael R. Martinez, 43; Douglas A. LaBouff, 36; Joseph D. deMoors, 36; Radhames Camilomatos, 24; Ryan S. McCurdy, 20; Albert Pasquale Gettings, 27; Adam Leigh Cann, 23; Michael E. McLaughlin, 44; Stephen J. White, 39; Ryan D. Walker, 25; Christopher P. Petty, 33; Johnny J. Peralez Jr., 25; Robbie M. Mariano, 21; Jason Lopezreyes, 29; William F. Hecker III, 37; Christopher J. Vanderhorn, 37; Jason Lee Bishop, 31; Marcelino Ronald Corniel, 23; Ayman A. Taha, 31; Jonathan R. Pfender, 22; Shawn Christopher Dostie, 32; Prince K. Teewia, 27; George Anthony "Tony" Lutz II, 25; Aaron M. Forbes, 24; Lance S. Sage, 26; Joshua M. Morberg, 20; Dane O. Carver, 20; Isaias E. Santos, 28; Richard Matthew "Matt" Salter, 44; Dominic R. Coles, 25; Sergio Gudino, 22; Anthony O. Cardinal, 20; Myla L. Maravillosa, 24; Joseph J. Andres Jr., 34; Cheyenne C. Willey, 36; Regina C. Reali, 25; William Lopez-Feliciano, 33; Benjamin T. Britt, 24; Richard Jr. DeGracia Naputi, 24; Michael J. Cleary, 24; Johnnie V. Mason, 32; Samuel Tapia, 20; Adam R. Fales, 21; Joseph Alan Lucas, 23; Timothy R. Boyce, 29; Michael B. Presley, 21; Kenneth B. Pospisil, 35; Michael S. Zyla, 32; Peter J. Navarro, 20; James C. Kesinger, 32; Brian C. Karim, 22; Lex S. Nelson, 21; Curtis A. Mitchell, 28; Jared William Kubasak, 25; Keith A. Bennett, 32; James S. "Shawn" Moudy, 37; Travis L. Nelson, 41; Clarence L. Floyd Jr., 28; Kenith Casica, 32; Julia V. Atkins, 22; Adrian N. Orosco, 26; Milton Rivera-Vargas, 55; Spencer C. Akers, 35; Kevin J. Smith, 28; Joseph P. Bier, 22; Michael C. Taylor, 23; Brian A. Wright, 19; Thomas C. Siekert, 20; Richard L. Schild, 40; Daniel M. Cuka, 27; Jimmy Lee Shelton, 21; Philip L. Travis, 41; Marcus S. Futrell, 20; Philip Allan Dodson Jr., 42; Craig N. Watson, 21; Andy A. Stevens, 29; Andrew G. Patten, 19; Scott T. Modeen, 24; Anthony T. McElveen, 20; Robert Alexander Martinez, 20; Adam Wade Kaiser, 19; David A. Huhn, 24; John M. Holmason, 20; Daniel J. Clay, 27; Brent A. Adams, 40; William G. Taylor, 26; Joshua D. Snyder, 20; William D. Richardson, 30; Grzegorz Jakoniuk, 25; Jerry W. Mills Jr., 23; Donald J. Hasse, 28; Brett E. Angus, 40; Gregory L. Tull, 20; Javier A. Villanueva, 25; Steven C. Reynolds, 32; Eric P. Pearrow, 40; Marc A. Delgado, 21; Ryan D. Christensen, 22; William B. Meeuwsen, 24; Allen J. Knop, 22; Aram J. Bass, 25; Denis J. Gallardo, 22; John Wilson "J.W." Dearing, 21; Dominic J. Sacco, 32; Tyler J. Troyer, 21; Miguel Terrazas, 20; Dennis W. Zilinski, 23; Anthony R. C. Yost, 39; Edward Karolasz, 25; Michael J. Idanan, 21; Dominic Joseph Hinton, 24; Jonathan F. Blair, 21; Christopher M. Alcozer, 21; Luis R. Reyes, 26; Anthony Alexander "Alex" Gaunky, 19; Vernon R. Widner, 34; Ivan Vargas Alarcon, 23; Joshua J. Ware, 20; Jeffry A. Rogers, 21; Jeremy E. Murray, 27; Donald R. McGlothin, 26; John A. "JT" Lucente, 19; Roger W. Deeds, 24; Alexis Roman-Cruz, 33; Dylan R. Paytas, 20; Nickolas David Schiavoni, 26; Matthew J. Holley, 21; Travis J. Grigg, 24; James E. Estep, 26; Christopher M. McCrackin, 20; Ramon J. Mendoza Jr., 37; John M. Longoria, 21; Scott A. Zubowski, 20; David A. Mendez Ruiz, 20; Stephen J. Sutherland, 33; Antonio "Tony" Mendez Sanchez, 22; Donald E. Fisher II, 21; Tyrone L. Chisholm, 27; Daniel Freeman Swaim, 19; Joshua A. Terando, 27; Michael C. Parrott, 49; Jeremy P. Tamburello, 19; Alwyn C. "Al" Cashe, 35; Justin S. Smith, 28; Mario A. Reyes, 19; Robert C. Pope II, 22; Brian L. Freeman, 27; Ryan J. Sorensen, 26; James F. Hayes, 48; Joel E. Cahill, 34; Thomas A. Wren, 44; Darrell W. Boatman, 38; Timothy D. Brown, 23; Dustin A. Yancey, 22; James M. Gurbisz, 25; Jason A. Fegler, 24; Kyle B. Wehrly, 28; Daniel J. Pratt, 48; Jeffrey P. Toczylowski, 30; Darren D. Howe, 21; Michael D. Martino, 32; Gerald M. Bloomfield II, 38; Mark J. Procopio, 28; Benjamin A. Smith, 21; Joshua J. Munger, 22; Tyler R. MacKenzie, 20; Dennis J. Ferderer Jr., 20; Allan M. Espiritu, 28; Daniel A. Tsue, 27; Wilgene T. Lieto, 28; Matthew R. Kading, 32; Derence W. Jack, 31; Robert C. Oneto-Sikorski, 33; Jonathan Tessar, 36; David J. Martin, 21; Adam R. "A.J." Johnson, 22; William J. Byler, 23; Michael Paul Hodshire, 25; Joel P. Dameron, 27; Raymond D. Hill II, 39; Shaker T. Guy, 23; Kenny D. Rojas, 21; Debra A. Banaszak, 35; Dillon M. Jutras, 20; Jared J. Kremm, 24; Robert F. Eckfield Jr., 23; Daniel R. Lightner Jr., 28; William W. Wood, 44; Michael J. Mackinnon, 30; James Witkowski, 32; Evan S. Parker, 25; Thomas A. Wallsmith, 38; Lewis J. Gentry, 48; Ramon A. Acevedoaponte, 51; Christopher T. Monroe, 19; Benjamin D. Hoeffner, 21; Michael T. Robertson, 28; Jonathan R. Spears, 21; George T. Alexander Jr., 34; Christopher W. Thompson, 25; Seamus M. Davey, 25; Tyler B. Swisher, 35; Benny Gray Cockerham III, 21; Kenneth J. Butler, 19; Steven W. Szwydek, 20; Andrew D. Russoli, 21; Richard T. Pummill, 27; Dennis P. Merck, 38; Jacob D. Dones, 21; Norman W. Anderson III, 21; Kendall K. Frederick, 21; Tommy Ike Folks Jr., 31; Jose E. Rosario, 20; Russell H. Nahvi, 24; Arthur A. Mora Jr., 23; Daniel D. Bartels, 22; Lucas A. Frantz, 22; Christopher M. Poston, 20; Chad R. Hildebrandt, 22; Daniel Scott R. Bubb, 19; Paul J. Pillen, 28; Mark P. Adams, 24; Timothy D. Watkins, 24; Vincent E. Summers, 38; Richard Allen Hardy, 24; Jeffrey W. Corban, 30; Thomas H. Byrd, 21; Brian R. Conner, 36; Bernard L. Ceo, 23; Samuel M. Boswell, 20; Howard E. Babcock IV, 33; Robert W. Tucker, 20; Kenneth E. Hunt Jr., 40; James T. Grijalva, 26; Lorenzo Ponce Ruiz, 26; Donald D. Furman, 30; Matthew A. Kimmell, 30; Jeremy M. Hodge, 20; Jerry L. Bonifacio Jr., 28; Brandon K. Sneed, 33; Leon M. Johnson, 28; Leon G. James II, 46; Gary R. Harper Jr., 29; Sergio H. Escobar, 18; Nicholas J. Greer, 21; Eric A. Fifer, 22; Carl L. Raines II, 20; Daniel M. McVicker, 20; Patrick Brian Kenny, 20; Jason L. Frye, 19; Nicholas O. Cherava, 21; Shayne M. Cabino, 19; Jeremiah W. Robinson, 20; Brian K. Joplin, 32; Andrew D. Bedard, 19; John R. Stalvey, 22; Larry Wayne Pankey Jr., 34; Sean B. Berry, 26; Jacob T. Vanderbosch, 21; Bryan W. Large, 31; Roberto C. Baez, 19; Timothy J. Roark, 29; Marshall A. Westbrook, 43; Jens E. Schelbert, 31; Joshua J. Kynoch, 23; Lee A. Wiegand, 20; Eric W. Slebodnik, 21; George A. Pugliese, 39; Steve Morin Jr., 34; Oliver J. Brown, 19; Daniel L. Arnold, 27; Elizabeth Nicole Jacobson, 21; Jason A. Benford, 30; Elijah M. Ortega, 19; Michael J. Wendling, 20; Andrew P. Wallace, 25; Howard P. Allen, 31; Tulsa T. Tuliau, 33; Casey E. Howe, 32; Shawn A. Graham, 34; Brian E. Dunlap, 34; Daniel R. Schelle, 37; Paul C. Neubauer, 40; Andrew Joseph Derrick, 25; Mike T. Sonoda Jr., 34; Scott P. McLaughlin, 29; Kevin M. Jones, 21; Travis M. Arndt, 23; Pierre A. Raymond, 28; William Alvin Allers III, 28; Lawrence E. Morrison, 45; William V. Fernandez, 37; William L. Evans, 22; Michael Egan, 36; Mark H. Dooley, 27; Regilio E. Nelom, 45; Alan Nye Gifford, 39; David H. Ford IV, 20; Matthew L. Deckard, 29; Shane C. Swanberg, 24; Alfredo B. Silva, 35; Robert D. Macrum, 22; Jeremy M. Campbell, 21; Kurtis Dean K. Arcala, 22; Christopher L. Everett, 23; Robert N. Martens, 20; Franklin R. Vilorio, 26; Jude R. Jonaus, 27; Luke C. Williams, 35; Jeffrey A. Williams, 20; Matthew Charles Bohling, 22; Lonnie J. Parson, 39; Robert Lee Hollar Jr., 35; George Ray Draughn Jr., 29; Lowell T. Miller II, 35; Monta S. Ruth, 26; Jason E. Ames, 21; Gregory J. Fester, 41; Charles R. Rubado, 23; Dennis P. Hay, 32; Obediah J. Kolath, 32; Joseph L. Martinez, 21; Timothy M. Shea, 22; Ivica Jerak, 42; Trevor J. Diesing, 30; Chris S. Chapin, 39; Carlos J. Diaz, 27; Ramon Romero, 19; Victoir P. Lieurance, 34; Joseph Daniel Hunt, 27; Hatim S. Kathiria, 23; James J. Cathey, 24; Joseph C. Nurre, 22; Brian Lee Morris, 38; Elden D. Arcand, 22; Willard Todd Partridge, 35; Timothy J. Seamans, 20; Ray M. Fuhrmann II, 28; Jeremy W. Doyle, 24; Nathan K. Bouchard, 24; Michael J. Stokely, 23; Thomas J. Strickland, 27; Paul A. Saylor, 21; Joshua P. Dingler, 19; Jose L. Ruiz, 28; Shannon D. Taylor, 30; Gary L. Reese Jr., 22; Asbury F. Hawn II, 35; Toccara R. Green, 23; Brian K. Derks, 21; David L. Giaimo, 24; Rusty W. Bell, 21; Evenor C. Herrera, 22; Michael A. Benson, 40; Francis J. Straub Jr., 24; Gennaro Pellegrini Jr., 31; Ryan S. Ostrom, 25; John Kulick, 35; Nathaniel E. "Nate" Detample, 19; Miguel Carrasquillo, 25; Ramon E. Gonzales Cordova, 30; Hernando Rios, 29; Anthony N. Kalladeen, 26; Seferino J. Reyna, 20; Chase Johnson Comley, 21; Kurt E. Krout, 43; Brahim J. Jeffcoat, 25; Terry W. Ball Jr., 36; Robert V. Derenda, 42; Brett Eugene Walden, 40; Chad J. Simon, 32; Nils George Thompson, 19; William Brett Wightman, 22; Kevin G. Waruinge, 22; David S. Stewart, 24; Edward August Schroeder II, 23; Aaron H. Reed, 21; David Kenneth J. Kreuter, 26; Justin F. Hoffman, 27; Bradley J. Harper, 25; Grant B. Fraser, 22; Christopher Jenkins Dyer, 19; Michael J. Cifuentes, 25; Nicholas William B. Bloem, 20; Eric J. Bernholtz, 23; Timothy Michael Bell Jr., 22; Adam J. Strain, 20; Charles Houghton Warren, 36; Mathew V. Gibbs, 21; Jerry Lewis Ganey Jr., 29; Thomas C. Hull, 41; James D. McNaughton, 27; Nathaniel S. Rock, 26; Brian P. Montgomery, 26; James R. Graham III, 25; Daniel Nathan Deyarmin Jr., 22; David J. Coullard, 32; Roger D. Castleberry Jr., 26; Jeffrey A. Boskovitch, 25; James D. Carroll, 23; Ronnie L. "Rod" Shelley Sr., 34; David R. Jones Sr., 45; Jonathon C. Haggin, 26; Victor A. Anderson, 39; Robert A. Swaney, 21; Jason D. Scheuerman, 20; Ernesto R. Guerra, 20; Andre L. Williams, 23; Christopher P. Lyons, 24; Benjamin D. Jansky, 28; John O. Tollefson, 22; Edward L. Myers, 21; Adrian J. Butler, 28; Adam J. Harting, 21; John Frank Thomas, 33; James Ondra Kinlow, 35; Carl Ray Fuller, 44; Jacques Earl "Gus" Brunson, 30; Ramon A. Villatoro Jr., 19; Christopher J. Taylor, 22; Milton M. Monzon Jr., 21; Jason W. Montefering, 27; Ernest W. Dallas Jr., 21; Bryan James Opskar, 32; Travis L. Youngblood, 26; Steven P. Gill, 24; Jefferey J. Farrow, 28; Arthur R. McGill, 25; Lavena L. Johnson, 19; Efrain Sanchez Jr., 26; Frank F. Tiai, 45; Ronnie D. Williams, 26; Ronald T. Wood, 28; Travis S. Cooper, 24; Jorge Luis Pena-Romero, 29; Jared D. Hartley, 22; Christopher D. Winchester, 23; Clifton Blake Mounce, 22; Tricia L. Jameson, 34; Timothy J. Hines Jr., 21; Benyahmin B. Yahudah, 24; Timothy J. Sutton, 22; Ryan J. Kovacicek, 22; Joseph P. Goodrich, 32; Eric Paul Woods, 26; Hoby F. Bradfield Jr., 22; Deyson K. Cariaga, 20; Anthony M. Mazzarella, 22; Christopher W. Dickison, 26; Lyle J. Cambridge, 23; Scottie L. Bright, 36; Ryan J. Montgomery, 22; Jeremy A. Brown, 26; Chad M. Mercer, 25; Robert E. Hall Jr., 30; Manny Hornedo, 27; Rafael A. "T. J." Carrillo Jr., 21; Steven E. Shepard, 30; Keith R. Mariotti, 39; Matthew S. Coutu, 23; Charles A. Kaufman, 20; Carlos Pineda, 23; Regina R. Clark, 43; Ramona M. Valdez, 20; Chad W. Powell, 22; Veashna Muy, 20; Holly A. Charette, 21; Joseph M. Tackett, 22; Christopher W. Phelps, 39; Arnold Duplantier II, 26; Brian A. Vaughn, 23; James D. Stewart, 29; Nicholas R. Idalski, 23; Christopher L. Hoskins, 21; Christopher R. Kilpatrick, 18; Adam J. Crumpler, 19; William A. Long, 26; Noah Harris, 23; Michael L. McNulty, 36; Robert M. Horrigan, 40; John W. Maloney, 36; Erik R. Heldt, 26; Anthony S. Cometa, 21; Cesar O. Baez, 37; Dion M. Whitley, 21; Tyler S. Trovillion, 23; Chad B. Maynard, 19; Jesse Jaime, 22; Jonathan R. Flores, 18; Joshua P. Klinger, 21; Nathan B. Clemons, 20; Michael Ray Hayes, 29; Anthony G. Jones, 25; John J. Mattek Jr., 24; Larry R. Kuhns Jr., 24; Anthony D. Kinslow, 21; Terrance D. Lee Sr., 25; Casey Byers, 22; Larry R. Arnold Sr., 46; Neil A. Prince, 35; Stanley J. Lapinski, 35; Andrew J. Kilpela, 22; Mario Alberto Castillo, 20; Brad D. Squires, 26; Devon Paul Seymour, 21; Thomas O. Keeling, 23; Dustin V. Birch, 22; Daniel Chavez, 20; David Joseph Murray, 23; Mark O. Edwards, 40; Marc Lucas Tucker, 24; Roberto Arizola Jr., 31; Phillip T. Esposito, 30; Louis E. Allen, 34; Douglas E. Kashmer, 27; Michael J. Fasnacht, 25; Terrence K. Crowe, 44; Eric T. Burri, 21; Jonathan L. Smith, 22; Robert T. Mininger, 21; Brian M. Romines, 20; Carrie L. French, 19; Theodore S. Westhusing, 44; Justin L. Vasquez, 26; Brian Scott "Scotty" Ulbrich, 23; Eric J. Poelman, 21; Antonio Mendoza, 21; Linda J. Villar, 41; Virgil R. Case, 37; Louis E. Niedermeier, 20; Phillip C. Edmundson, 22; Miguel A. Ramos, 39; Steven M. Langmack, 33; Jeffrey B. Starr, 22; Jeremy Fresques, 26; William Downs, 40; Casey Crate, 26; Derek Argel, 28; Victor M. Cortes III, 29; Michael S. Barnhill, 39; Albert E. Smart, 41; Phillip N. Sayles, 26; Joshua Michael Scott, 28; Mark A. Maida, 22; Matthew Scott Lourey, 40; Ricardo A. Crocker, 39; David Neil Wimberg, 24; Alfred Barton Siler, 33; Peter J. Hahn, 31; Jeffrey R. Wallace, 20; Dustin C. Fisher, 22; Charles A. "Chuck" Drier, 28; Randy D. Collins, 36; Christopher S. Perez, 30; Daniel Ryan Varnado, 23; Saburant "Sabe" Parker, 43; Audrey Daron Lunsford, 29; Bryan Edward Barron, 26; Russell J. Verdugo, 34; Joshua T. Brazee, 25; John B. Ogburn III, 45; Carl J. Morgain, 40; Charles T. Wilkerson, 30; Aaron N. Seesan, 25; Kenneth J. Schall, 22; Benjamin C. Morton, 24; Tyler L. Creamean, 21; Brad A. Wentz, 21; Kurt D. Schamberg, 26; Bernard L. Sembly, 25; Robin V. Fell, 22; Wyatt D. Eisenhauer, 26; Antwan L. "Twan" Walker, 22; Wesley R. Riggs, 19; Jacob M. Simpson, 24; Charles C. Gillican III, 35; Travis W. Anderson, 28; Kenneth E. Zeigler II, 22; John M. Smith, 22; Andrew R. Jodon, 27; Jourdan L. Grez, 24; Jonathan Walter Grant, 23; Nicholas B. Erdy, 21; Christopher R. Dixon, 18; Wesley G. Davids, 20; John T. Schmidt III, 21; Kendall H. Ivy II, 28; Samuel Tyrone Castle, 26; Michael J. Bordelon, 37; Taylor B. Prazynski, 20; Marcus Mahdee, 20; Anthony L. Goodwin, 33; Stephen P. Baldwyn, 19; Dustin A. Derga, 24; Lawrence R. Philippon, 22; Gary A. "Andy" Eckert Jr., 24; Nicolas E. Messmer, 20; Thor H. Ingraham, 24; Steven Ray Givens, 26; Jeffery L. Wiener, 32; Michael A. Marzano, 28; Lance Tanner Graham, 26; Aaron N. Cepeda Sr., 22; Michael V. Postal, 21; Stephen P. Saxton, 24; William J. Brooks, 30; John C. Spahr, 42; Kelly C. Hinz, 30; John E. McGee, 36; Tommy S. Little, 47; Derrick Joseph Lutters, 24; Kenya A. Parker, 26; Juan de Dios Garcia-Arana, 27; Ralph J. "Jay" Harting III, 28; Clifford V. "CC" Gadsden, 25; Stephen W. Frank, 29; Darren A. Deblanc, 20; Charles S. Cooper Jr., 19; Timothy Craig Kiser, 37; Ricky W. Rockholt Jr., 28; Robert W. Murray Jr., 21; Eric Wayne Morris, 31; William A. Edens, 29; Joseph S. Tremblay, 23; David L. Rice, 22; Timmy J. Millsap, 39; Gary W. Walters Jr., 31; Aaron A. Kent, 28; Kevin William Prince, 22; Anthony J. Davis Jr., 22; Gavin J. Colburn, 20; Robert A. "Bobby" Guy, 26; Marty G. Mortenson, 22; Kelly M. Cannan, 21; Kevin S. K. Wessel, 20; Jacob M. Pfister, 27; Steven W. Thornton, 46; Sam W. Huff, 18; Steven F. Sirko, 20; Joseph L. Knott, 21; Tromaine K. Toy Sr., 24; Randy Lee Stevens, 21; Angelo L. Lozada Jr., 36; Aaron M. Hudson, 20; Aleina Ramirezgonzalez, 33; James C. Edge, 31; Michael B. Lindemuth, 27; John W. Miller, 21; Manuel Lopez III, 20; Tyler J. Dickens, 20; Casey M. LaWare, 19; Kevin Dewayne Davis, 41; Juan C. Venegas, 21; Glenn J. Watkins, 42; Javier J. Garcia, 25; Jeremiah C. Kinchen, 22; Christopher W. Dill, 32; Stephen C. Kennedy, 35; James Alexander Sherrill, 27; William D. Richardson, 23; Tenzin Dengkhim, 19; Ioasa F. Tavae Jr., 29; Garrywesley Tan Rimes, 30; Robbie D. McNary, 42; Charles G. Wells Jr., 32; Eric L. Toth, 21; Kenneth L. Ridgley, 30; Kelly S. Morris, 24; Samuel S. Lee, 19; Isiah J. Sinclair, 31; Lee M. Godbolt, 23; Bryan J. Richardson, 23; Travis R. Bruce, 22; Kevin S. Smith, 20; Paul W. Thomason III, 37; Francisco G. Martinez, 20; Jonathan A. Hughes, 21; Lee A. Lewis Jr., 28; Rocky D. Payne, 26; Ricky A. Kieffer, 36; Paul M. Heltzel, 39; Joshua L. Torrence, 20; Nicholas E. Wilson, 21; Donald D. Griffith Jr., 29; Matthew A. Koch, 23; Michael W. Franklin, 22; Andrew L. Bossert, 24; Seth K. Garceau, 27; Wade Michael Twyman, 27; Juan M. Solorio, 32; Adriana N. Salem, 21; Stephen M. McGowan, 26; Sean Grimes, 31; Donald W. Eacho, 38; Robert Shane Pugh, 25; Wai Pyoe Lwin, 27; Azhar Ali, 27; Lizbeth Robles, 31; Julio E. Negron, 28; Richard Brian Gienau, 29; Danny L. Anderson, 29; Andrew W. Nowacki, 24; Landon S. Giles, 19; Min-su Choi, 21; Jason L. Moski, 24; Chassan S. Henry, 20; Colby M. Farnan, 22; Adam Noel Brewer, 22; Jacob C. Palmatier, 29; Daniel G. Gresham, 23; Michael S. Deem, 35; Alexander B. Crackel, 31; Nicholas J. Olivier, 26; Eric M. Steffeney, 28; Trevor D. Aston, 32; John T. Olson, 21; Jason G. Timmerman, 24; Jesse M. Lhotka, 24; David F. Day, 25; Kevin Michael Clarke, 21; Seth R. Trahan, 20; Adam Malson, 23; Clinton R. Gertson, 26; Carlos J. Gil, 30; Frank B. Hernandez, 21; Joseph A. Rahaim, 22; Timothy R. Osbey, 34; Christopher M. Pusateri, 21; Adam J. Plumondore, 22; Jason R. Hendrix, 28; Justin B. Carter, 21; Katrina Lani Bell-Johnson, 32; Michael A. Arciola, 20; David J. Salie, 34; Chad W. Lake, 26; Rene Knox Jr., 22; Dakotah L. Gooding, 21; David J. Brangman, 20; Ray Rangel, 29; Robert A. McNail, 30; Kristopher L. Shepherd, 26; Richard A. Perez Jr., 19; William T. Robbins, 31; Jessica M. Housby, 23; Jeffrey S. Henthorn, 25; Zachary Ryan Wobler, 24; Jeremy O. Allmon, 22; Travis M. Wichlacz, 22; Daniel Torres, 23; Steven G. Bayow, 42; Richard C. Clifton, 19; Sean Michael Cooley, 35; Stephen R. Sherman, 27; Sean P. Maher, 19; Sean Lee Brock, 29; Robert T. Hendrickson, 24; Christopher E. Zimny, 27; Harry R. Swain IV, 21; Jason C. Redifer, 19; Mark C. Warren, 44; Nazario Serrano, 20; James H. Miller IV, 22; Keith Edward Taylor, 47; Edward E. Jack, 51; Barbara Heald, 60; Lindsey T. James, 23; Andrew K. Farrar Jr., 31; Lyle W. Rymer II, 24; Jonathan Ray Reed, 25; Christopher J. Ramsey, 20; Michael S. Evans II, 22; Mickey E. Zaun, 27; Joseph E. Rodriguez, 25; Charles S. Jones, 34; Stephen A. Castellano, 21; Orlando A. Bonilla, 27; Jonathan S. Beatty, 22; Kevin M. Luna, 26; John Daniel House, 28; Christopher L. Weaver, 24; Jesse W. Strong, 24; Karl R. Linn, 20; Jonathan W. Bowling, 23; Michael L. Starr Jr., 21; Joseph B. Spence, 24; Matthew R. Smith, 24; Dustin M. Shumney, 30; Darrell J. Schumann, 25; Nathan A. Schubert, 22; Gael Saintvil, 24; Hector Ramos, 20; Rhonald Dain Rairdan, 20; Mourad Ragimov, 20; Nathaniel K. Moore, 22; James Lee Moore, 24; Fred L. Maciel, 20; Timothy A. Knight, 22; Allan Klein, 34; Dexter S. Kimble, 30; Sean P. Kelly, 23; Stephen P. Johnson, 24; Saeed Jafarkhani-Torshizi Jr., 24; Brian C. Hopper, 21; Tony L. Hernandez, 22; Kyle J. Grimes, 21; Lyle L. Gordon, 30; Richard A. Gilbert Jr., 26; Timothy M. Gibson, 23; Travis J. Fuller, 26; Michael W. Finke Jr., 28; Jonathan Edward Etterling, 22; Brian D. Bland, 26; Paul C. Alaniz, 32; William S. Kinzer Jr., 27; Taylor J. Burk, 21; Leonard W. Adams, 42; Viktar V. Yolkin, 24; Brett D. Swank, 21; Joseph W. Stevens, 26; Javier Marin Jr., 29; Jesus A. Leon-Perez, 20; Michael C. Carlson, 22; Jose C. Rangel, 43; Nainoa K. Hoe, 27; Joe Fenton Lusk II, 25; Kyle William Childress, 29; Christopher J. Sullivan, 29; Francis C. Obaji, 21; Thomas E. Vitagliano, 33; George R. Geer, 27; Jesus Fonseca, 19; Alain L. Kamolvathin, 21; Jayton D. Patterson, 26; Nathaniel T. Swindell, 24; Paul C. Holter III, 21; Juan Rodrigo Rodriguez Velasco, 23; Matthew W. Holloway, 21; Brian A. Mack, 36; Gunnar D. Becker, 19; Michael J. Smith, 24; Robert Wesley Sweeney III, 22; William F. Manuel, 34; Joseph E. Fite, 23; Dwayne James McFarlane Jr., 20; Daniel F. Guastaferro, 27; Zachariah Scott Davis, 25; Julio C. Cisneros-Alvarez, 22; Kenneth G. Vonronn, 20; Warren A. Murphy, 29; Armand L. Frickey, 20; Huey P. L. Fassbender, 24; Kurt J. Comeaux, 34; Bradley J. Bergeron, 25; Christopher J. Babin, 27; Jeremy W. McHalffey, 28; Joshua S. Marcum, 33; Jimmy D. Buie, 44; Curtis L. Wooten III, 20; Bennie J. Washington, 25; Cory R. Depew, 21; Thomas E. Houser, 22; Brian P. Parrello, 19; Jeff LeBrun, 21; Jason E. Smith, 21; Damien T. Ficek, 26; Craig L. Nelson, 21; Oscar Sanchez, 19; Pablito Pena Briones Jr., 22; Jason A. Lehto, 31; Nathaniel J. Nyren, 31; Todd D. Olson, 36; Jose A. Rivera-Serrano, 26; Raleigh C. Smith, 21; James R. Phillips, 21; Eric Hillenburg, 21; Christopher W. Barnett, 32; Joel Egan Baldwin, 37; Neil D. Petsche, 21; Paul D. Karpowich, 30; David A. Ruhren, 20; Lynn Robert Poulin Sr., 47; Nicholas C. "Nick" Mason, 20; Thomas John Dostie, 20; Darren D. VanKomen, 33; Robert D. ODell, 38; Julian S. Melo, 47; Robert S. Johnson, 23; William W. Jacobsen Jr., 31; Cory Michael Hewitt, 26; Jonathan Castro, 21; Lionel Ayro, 22; Barry K. Meza, 23; Donald B. Farmer, 33; Franklin A. Sweger, 24; Michael D. Anderson, 21; Victor A. Martinez, 21; Richard D. Warner, 22; Brent T. Vroman, 21; Tina Safaira Time, 22; Ian W. Stewart, 21; Hilario F. Lopez, 22; Jeffrey L. Kirk, 24; Joshua W. Dickinson, 25; Jason S. Clairday, 21; Melvin L. Blazer, 38; Jeffery S. Blanton, 23; Joshua A. Ramsey, 19; Gregory P. Rund, 21; Robert W. Hoyt, 21; Kyle J. Renehan, 21; Christopher S. Adlesperger, 20; Andrew C. Shields, 25; Patrick D. Leach, 39; Arthur C. Williams IV, 31; In C. Kim, 23; Mark N. Stubenhofer, 30; Todd Clayton Gibbs, 37; Andrew M. Ward, 25; Marvin Lee Trost III, 28; Edwin William Roodhouse, 36; Kyle A. Eggers, 27; Joseph O. Behnke, 45; Salamo J. Tuialuuluu, 23; David A. Mitts, 24; Cari Anne Gasiewicz, 28; Michael L. Boatright, 24; Matthew A. Wyatt, 21; Binh N. Le, 20; Henry E. Irizarry, 38; David P. Mahlenbrock, 20; George Daniel Harrison, 22; Zachary A. Kolda, 23; Bryan S. Wilson, 22; Javier Obleas-Prado Pena, 36; David M. Fisher, 21; Jose Guereca Jr., 24; Pablo A. Calderon, 26; Blake A. Magaoay, 20; Wilfredo F. Urbina, 29; Christian P. Engeldrum, 39; Daryl A. Davis, 20; Erik W. Hayes, 24; Charles A. Hanson Jr., 22; Adam R. Brooks, 20; Michael B. Shackelford, 25; Trinidad R. Martinezluis, 22; Carl W. Lee, 23; Stephen C. Benish, 20; Joshua E. Lucero, 19; Kirk J. Bosselmann, 21; Michael A. Smith, 24; Jeremy E. Christensen, 27; Jordan D. Winkler, 19; David B. Houck, 25; Bradley M. Faircloth, 20; Harrison J. Meyer, 20; Brian K. Grant, 31; Ryan J. Cantafio, 22; Gentian Marku, 22; Jeffery Scott Holmes, 20; Nicholas S. Nolte, 25; Sergio R. Diaz Varela, 21; Benjamin C. Edinger, 24; Michael R. Cohen, 23; Blain M. Ebert, 22; Joseph T. Welke, 20; Joseph J. Heredia, 22; David L. Roustum, 22; Jack Bryant Jr., 23; Bradley Thomas Arms, 20; Phillip G. West, 19; Dimitrios Gavriel, 29; Michael A. Downey, 21; Demarkus D. Brown, 22; Luis A. Figueroa, 21; Joseph M. Nolan, 27; Michael Wayne Hanks, 22; Louis W. Qualls, 20; Christopher T. Heflin, 26; Luke C. Wullenwaber, 24; Daniel James McConnell, 27; Jose Ricardo Flores-Mejia, 21; Marshall H. Caddy, 27; Lance M. Thompson, 21; James E. Swain, 20; Antoine D. Smith, 22; Marc T. Ryan, 25; Patrick Marc M. Rapicault, 34; Rafael Peralta, 25; Bradley L. Parker, 19; William L. Miller, 22; Shane E. Kielion, 23; Travis R. Desiato, 19; Jeramy A. Ailes, 22; Isaiah R. Hunt, 20; Nicholas L. Ziolkowski, 22; Andres H. Perez, 21; George J. Payton, 20; Dale A. Burger Jr., 21; Byron W. Norwood, 25; Justin D. McLeese, 19; Victor R. Lu, 22; Justin M. Ellsworth, 20; Kevin J. Dempsey, 23; Benjamin S. Bryan, 23; Catalin D. Dima, 36; Jose A. Velez, 23; Sean P. Sims, 32; Cole W. Larsen, 19; Brian P. Prening, 24; Morgan W. Strader, 23; Brian A. Medina, 20; Jarrod L. Maher, 21; David M. Branning, 21; Nicholas H. Anderson, 19; Nathan R. Anderson, 22; Raymond L. White, 22; Jonathan B. Shields, 25; James C. "J.C." Matteson, 23; Edward D. Iwan, 28; Peter J. Giannopoulos, 22; Justin D. Reppuhn, 20; Theodore S. "Sam" Holder II, 27; Kyle W. Burns, 20; Theodore A. Bowling, 25; James P. "JP" Blecksmith, 24; Sean P. Huey, 28; Thomas K. Doerflinger, 20; Julian Woods, 22; Gene Ramirez, 28; Aaron C. Pickering, 20; Dan T. Malcom Jr., 25; Romulo J. Jimenez II, 21; Erick J. Hodges, 21; Wesley J. Canning, 21; Michael C. Ottolini, 45; Dennis J. Miller Jr., 21; Nathan R. Wood, 19; Lonny D. Wells, 29; Russell L. Slay, 28; Abraham Simpson, 19; Juan E. Segura, 26; Nicholas D. Larson, 19; William C. James, 24; David M. Caruso, 25; Todd R. Cornell, 38; John Byron Trotter, 25; Horst Gerhard "Gary" Moore, 38; Steven W. Faulkenburg, 45; Travis A. Babbitt, 24; Steven E. Auchman, 37; Robert P. Warns II, 23; David G. Ries, 29; Branden P. Ramey, 22; Joshua D. Palmer, 24; Shane K. O'Donnell, 24; Jeffrey Lam, 22; Nathaniel T. Hammond, 24; Thomas J. Zapp, 20; Bryan L. Freeman, 31; Clinton Lee Wisdom, 39; Don Allen Clary, 21; Sean M. Langley, 20; Otie Joseph McVey, 53; Quoc Binh Tran, 26; Brian K. Baker, 27; Justin R. Yoemans, 20; Carlos M. Camacho-Rivera, 24; Jared P. Hubbard, 22; Jeremiah A. Baro, 21; Cody L. Wentz, 21; Charles Joseph Webb, 22; Matthew D. Lynch, 25; Michael P. Scarborough, 28; Andrew G. Riedel, 19; John Lukac, 19; Christopher J. Lapka, 22; Travis A. Fox, 25; Kelley L. Courtney, 28; John T. Byrd II, 23; Jeremy D. Bow, 20; Maurice Keith Fortune, 25; Segun Frederick Akintade, 34; Stephen P. Downing II, 30; Michael Battles Sr., 38; Jerome Lemon, 42; Brian Oliveira, 22; Richard Patrick Slocum, 19; Dennis J. Boles, 46; Jonathan E. Gadsden, 21; Douglas E. Bascom, 25; Andrew C. Ehrlich, 21; Christopher B. Johnson, 29; William I. Brennan, 36; Brian K. Schramm, 22; William I. Salazar, 26; Alan J. Burgess, 24; Jonathan J. Santos, 22; Michael G. Owen, 31; David L. Waters, 19; Josiah H. Vandertulip, 21; Omer T. Hawkins II, 31; Bradley S. Beard, 22; Mark A. Barbret, 22; Victor A. Gonzalez, 19; Paul M. Felsberg, 27; Charles R. Soltes Jr., 36; Mark P. Phelan, 44; Ronald W. Baker, 34; Jeremy F. Regnier, 22; Jaime Moreno, 28; Daniel R. Wyatt, 22; Ian T. Zook, 24; Oscar A. Martinez, 19; Michael S. Weger, 30; Dennis L. Pintor, 30; Christopher A. Merville, 26; Aaron J. Rusin, 19; Pamela G. Osbourne, 38; Anthony W. Monroe, 20; Michael Lee Burbank, 34; Carson J. Ramsey, 22; James E. Prevete, 22; Andrew Halverson, 19; Michael S. Voss, 35; Andrew W. Brown, 22; Morgen N. Jacobs, 20; Jessica L. Cawvey, 21; Jeungjin Na "Nikky" Kim, 23; Richard L. Morgan Jr., 38; Gina R. Sparks, 35; James L. Pettaway Jr., 37; Christopher S. Potts, 38; Russell L. Collier, 48; Michael A. Uvanni, 27; Jack Taft Hennessy, 21; Allen Nolan, 38; Rodney A. Jones, 21; Darren J. Cunningham, 40; Joshua K. Titcomb, 20; Mike A. Dennie, 31; Tyler D. Prewitt, 22; Kenneth L. Sickels, 20; Joselito O. Villanueva, 36; Gregory A. Cox, 21; Eric L. Allton, 34; Clifford L. Moxley Jr., 51; David W. Johnson, 37; Robert Oliver Unruh, 25; Ramon Mateo, 20; Ryan Leduc, 28; Timothy Folmar, 21; Aaron Boyles, 24; Benjamin K. Smith, 24; Lance J. Koenig, 33; Skipper Soram, 23; Adam J. Harris, 21; Nathan E. Stahl, 20; Foster L. Harrington, 31; Steven C. T. Cates, 22; Joshua J. Henry, 21; Brandon E. Adams, 22; Thomas Chad Rosenbaum, 25; James W. Price, 22; Christopher S. Ebert, 21; Andrew K. Stern, 24; Steven A. Rintamaki, 21; Drew M. Uhles, 20; Gregory C. Howman, 28; Kevin M. Shea, 38; Jacob H. Demand, 29; Tyler Hall Brown, 26; Adrian V. Soltau, 21; Mathew D. Puckett, 19; Jaygee Ngirmidol Meluat, 24; Cesar F. Machado-Olmos, 20; Michael J. Halal, 22; Dominic C. Brown, 19; David J. Weisenburg, 26; Benjamin W. Isenberg, 27; Carl Thomas, 29; Guy Stanley Hagy Jr., 31; Alexander E. Wetherbee, 27; Jason T. Poindexter, 20; David A. Cedergren, 25; Edgar P. Daclan Jr., 24; Lauro G. DeLeon Jr., 20; Jason L. Sparks, 19; Michael A. Martinez, 29; James Daniel Faulkner, 23; Timothy E. Price, 25; Chad H. Drake, 23; Yoe M. Aneiros, 20; Clarence Adams III, 28; Lamont N. Wilson, 20; Mick R. Nygardbekowsky, 21; Joseph C. McCarthy, 21; Quinn A. Keith, 21; Derek L. Gardner, 20; David Paul Burridge, 19; Michael J. Allred, 22; Brandon Michael Read, 21; Devin J. Grella, 21; Tomas Garces, 19; Elvis Bourdon, 36; John J. Boria, 29; Shawna M. Morrison, 26; Charles R. Lamb, 23; Gary A. Vaillant, 41; Ryan Michael McCauley, 20; Eric L. Knott, 21; Ronald Winchester, 25; Nicholas Wilt, 23; Alan Rowe, 35; Nicholas Perez, 19; Joseph C. Thibodeaux III, 24; Aaron N. Holleyman, 26; Carl L. Anderson Jr., 21; Edgar E. Lopez, 27; Nickalous N. Aldrich, 21; Luis A. Perez, 19; Omead H. Razani, 19; Nicholas M. Skinner, 20; Barton R. Humlhanz, 23; Alexander S. Arredondo, 20; Charles L. Neeley, 19; Marco D. Ross, 20; Jacob R. Lugo, 21; Donald N. Davis, 42; Robert C. Thornton Jr., 35; Christopher Belchik, 30; Matthew R. Stovall, 25; Nachez Washalanta, 21; Edward T. Reeder, 32; Seth Huston, 19; Jason Cook, 25; Nicanor Alvarez, 22; Kevin A. Cuming, 22; Charles L. Wilkins III, 38; Ryan A. Martin, 22; Brad Preston McCormick, 23; Harvey Emmett Parkerson III, 27; Richard M. Lord, 24; Dustin R. Fitzgerald, 22; Henry C. Risner, 26; Jacob D. Martir, 21; Caleb J. Powers, 21; Brandon T. Titus, 20; David M. Heath, 30; Geoffrey Perez, 24; Fernando B. Hannon, 19; Mark Anthony Zapata, 27; Daniel Michael Shepherd, 23; Brandon R. Sapp, 21; James Michael Goins, 23; Nicholas B. Morrison, 23; Kane M. Funke, 20; Neil Anthony Santoriello, 24; Michael Yury Tarlavsky, 30; Tavon L. Hubbard, 24; John R. Howard, 26; Andrew R. Houghton, 25; Jonathan W. Collins, 19; Rick A. Ulbright, 49; David L. Potter, 22; Larry L. Wells, 22; Roberto Abad, 22; Joshua I. Bunch, 23; Moses Daniel Rocha, 33; Yadir G. Reynoso, 27; Donald R. McCune, 20; Raymond J. Faulstich Jr., 24; Joseph L. Nice, 19; Elia P. Fontecchio, 30; Gregory A. Ratzlaff, 36; Harry N. Shondee Jr., 19; Tommy L. Gray, 34; Dean P. Pratt, 22; Juan Calderon Jr., 26; Justin B. Onwordi, 28; Armando Hernandez, 22; Anthony J. Dixon, 20; Joseph F. Herndon II, 21; David S. Greene, 39; Shawn A. Lane, 33; Ken W. Leisten, 20; DeForest L. "Dee" Talbert, 24; Vincent M. Sullivan, 23; Nicholas J. Zangara, 21; Tatjana Reed, 34; Torey J. Dantzler, 22; Mark E. Engel, 21; Nicholas H. Blodgett, 21; Todd J. Godwin, 21; Michael J. Clark, 29; Danny B. Daniels II, 23; Charles C. "C.C." Persing, 20; Dale Thomas Lloyd, 22; David A. Hartman, 41; Craig S. Frank, 24; Bryan P. Kelly, 21; Paul C. Mardis Jr., 25; Demetrius Lamont Rice, 24; Jesse J. Martinez, 20; Torry D. Harris, 21; Linda Ann Tarango-Griess, 33; Jeremy J. Fischer, 26; Dana N. Wilson, 26; James G. West, 34; Dustin W. Peters, 25; Trevor Spink, 36; Christopher J. Reed, 20; Krisna Nachampassak, 27; Terry Holmes Ordóñez, 22; Jeremiah W. Schmunk, 21; Sonny Gene Sampler, 23; Joseph M. Garmback Jr., 24; William River Emanuel IV, 19; Shawn M. Davies, 22; Robert E. Colvill Jr., 31; Collier Edwin Barcus, 21; Samuel R. Bowen, 38; Michael C. Barkey, 22; Rodricka Antwan Youmans, 22; Jeffrey D. Lawrence, 22; Justin T. Hunt, 22; Scott Eugene Dougherty, 20; John J. Vangyzen IV, 21; Michael S. Torres, 21; Dallas L. Kerns, 21; James B. Huston Jr., 22; Stephen G. Martin, 39; Brian D. Smith, 30; Timothy R. Creager, 21; Kenneth Conde Jr., 23; Christopher A. Wagener, 24; Robert L. DuSang, 24; John H. Todd III, 24; Alan David Sherman, 36; Patrick R. Adle, 21; Ernest E. Utt, 38; Manuel A. Ceniceros, 23; Jeremy M. Heines, 25; Charles A. Kiser, 37; Daniel A. Desens, 20; Christopher S. Cash, 36; Andre D. Tyson, 33; Patrick R. McCaffrey Sr., 34; Tommy L. Parker Jr., 21; Deshon E. Otey, 24; Juan Lopez, 22; Pedro Contreras, 27; Gregory V. Pennington, 36; Marvin Best, 33; Sean Horn, 19; Thai Vue, 22; Jason N. Lynch, 21; Arthur S. (Stacey) Mastrapa, 35; Jeremy M. Dimaranan, 29; Paul R. Syverson III, 32; Shawn M. Atkins, 20; Eric S. McKinley, 24; Thomas D. Caughman, 20; Humayun S. M. Khan, 27; Jeremy L. Bohlman, 21; Jamie A. Gray, 29; Melvin Y. Mora Lopez, 27; Melissa J. Hobart, 22; Humberto F. Timoteo, 25; Ryan E. Doltz, 26; Erik S. McCrae, 25; Justin W. Linden, 22; Justin L. Eyerly, 23; Christopher M. Duffy, 26; Frank T. Carvill, 51; Todd J. Bolding, 23; Bumrok Lee, 21; Markus J. Johnson, 20; Dustin L. Sides, 22; Robert C. Scheetz Jr., 31; Nicholaus E. Zimmer, 20; Charles E. Odums II, 22; Aaron C. Elandt, 23; Bradli N. Coleman, 19; Kenneth Michael Ballard, 26; Rafael Reynosasuarez, 28; Benjamin R. Gonzalez, 23; Cody S. Calavan, 19; Michael J. Wiesemann, 20; Dominique J. Nicolas, 25; Matthew C. Henderson, 25; Kyle W. Codner, 19; Daniel Paul Unger, 19; Kevin F. Sheehan, 36; Alan N. Bean Jr., 22; Richard H. Rosas, 21; James P. Lambert, 23; Owen D. Witt, 20; Beau R. Beaulieu, 20; Jorge A. Molina Bautista, 37; Jeremy L. Ridlen, 23; Andrew J. Zabierek, 25; Jeremy R. 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Brandon, 35; Shawn C. Edwards, 20; Jason L. Dunham, 22; Christopher D. Gelineau, 23; Leroy Harris-Kelly, 20; Bradley C. Fox, 34; Gary F. Van Leuven, 20; Ruben Valdez Jr., 21; Michael J. Smith Jr., 21; Christopher A. Gibson, 23; Richard J. Gannon II, 31; Dennis B. Morgan, 22; Robert L. Henderson II, 33; Michael A. McGlothin, 21; Clayton Welch Henson, 20; Jonathan N. Hartman, 27; Edward W. Carman, 27; Marvin A. Camposiles, 25; Brian M. Wood, 21; Jimmy J. Arroyave, 30; Richard K. Trevithick, 20; Frank K. Rivers Jr., 23; Christopher Ramirez, 34; Kevin T. Kolm, 23; Noah L. Boye, 21; Victor A. Rosaleslomeli, 29; Robert Paul Zurheide Jr., 20; Brad S. Shuder, 21; George D. Torres, 23; Oscar Jimenez, 34; Torrey L. Gray, 19; Daniel R. Amaya, 22; Nathan P. Brown, 21; Michael Boyd Stack, 48; Wesley C. Fortenberry, 38; Lawrence S. Colton, 32; John T. Sims Jr., 21; Justin W. Johnson, 22; William C. Eckhart, 25; Adolf C. Carballo, 20; Antoine J. 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Orengo, 32; Corey A. Hubbell, 20; Gregory E. MacDonald, 29; Gladimir Philippe, 32; Kevin C. Ott, 27; Andrew F. Chris, 25; Cedric Lamont Lennon, 32; Orenthial Javon Smith, 21; Paul T. Nakamura, 21; William T. Latham, 29; Michael R. Deuel, 21; Michael L. Tosto, 24; Robert L. Frantz, 19; Joseph D. Suell, 24; Shawn D. Pahnke, 25; Ryan R. Cox, 19; Andrew R. Pokorny, 30; John K. Klinesmith Jr., 25; Gavin L. Neighbor, 20; Michael E. Dooley, 23; Jesse M. Halling, 19; David Sisung, 21; Doyle W. Bollinger Jr., 21; Travis L. Burkhardt, 26; Branden F. Oberleitner, 20; Atanasio Haro Marin Jr., 27; Jonathan W. Lambert, 28; Zachariah W. Long, 20; Kyle A. Griffin, 20; Michael T. Gleason, 25; Jose A. Perez III, 22; Kenneth R. Bradley, 39; Michael B. Quinn, 37; Thomas F. Broomhead, 34; Jeremiah D. Smith, 25; Matthew E. Schram, 36; Brett J. Petriken, 30; Kenneth A. Nalley, 19; Keman L. Mitchell, 24; David Evans Jr., 18; Nathaniel A. Caldwell, 27; Aaron Dean White, 27; Kirk Allen Straseskie, 23; Timothy Louis Ryan, 30; Jason William Moore, 21; Andrew David LaMont, 31; Dominic Rocco Baragona, 42; Douglas Jose Marencoreyes, 28; Rasheed Sahib, 22; William L. Payne, 46; David T. Nutt, 22; Nicholas Brian Kleiboeker, 19; Patrick Lee Griffin Jr., 31; Jose F. Gonzalez Rodriguez, 19; Jakub Henryk Kowalik, 21; Matthew R. Smith, 20; Cedric E. Bruns, 22; Brian K. Van Dusen, 39; Hans N. Gukeisen, 31; Richard P. Carl, 26; Marlin T. Rockhold, 23; Jason L. Deibler, 20; Sean C. Reynolds, 25; Jesse Alan Givens, 34; Joe Jesus Garza, 43; Narson Bertil Sullivan, 21; Osbaldo Orozco, 26; Troy David Jenkins, 25; Alan Dinh Lam, 19; Robert William Channell Jr., 36; Andrew Todd Arnold, 30; Roy Russell Buckley, 24; John Travis Rivero, 23; Jason David Mileo, 20; Armando Ariel Gonzalez, 25; Richard Allen Goward, 32; Joseph Patrick Mayek, 20; Thomas Arthur Foley III, 23; John Eli Brown, 21; Joseph Acevedo, 46; Gil Mercado, 25; David Edward Owens Jr., 20; Jesus Angel Gonzalez, 22; Riayan Augusto Tejeda, 26; Jeffrey Edward Bohr Jr., 39; Terry Wayne Hemingway, 39; Juan Guadalupe Garza Jr., 20; Robert Anthony Stever, 36; Jason Michael Meyer, 23; John Winston Marshall, 50; Henry Levon Brown, 22; Scott Douglas Sather, 29; Jesus Martin Antonio Medellin, 21; Andrew Julian Aviles, 18; George Arthur Mitchell Jr., 35; Anthony Scott Miller, 19; Jeffrey Joseph Kaylor, 24; Lincoln Daniel Hollinsaid, 27; William Randolph Watkins III, 37; Eric Bruce Das, 30; Kelley Stephen Prewitt, 24; Gregory Paul Huxley Jr., 19; Edward Smith, 38; Larry Kenyatta Brown, 22; Stevon Alexander Booker, 34; Benjamin Wilson Sammis, 29; Duane Roy Rios, 25; Brian Michael McPhillips, 25; Bernard George Gooden, 22; Travis Allen Ford, 30; Paul Ray Smith, 33; Devon Demilo Jones, 19; Daniel Francis Cunningham Jr., 33; Wilfred Davyrussell Bellard, 20; Tristan Neil Aitken, 31; Erik Hernandez Silva, 22; Mark Asher Evnin, 21; Chad Eric Bales, 20; Todd James Robbins, 33; Russell Brian Rippetoe, 27; Randall Scott Rehn, 36; Donald Samuel Oaks Jr., 20; Ryan Patrick Long, 21; Nino Dugue Livaudais, 23; Edward Jason Korn, 31; Wilbert Davis, 40; Nathan Dennis White, 30; Christian Daniel Gurtner, 19; Brian Edward Anderson, 26; Eric Allen Smith, 41; Michael Francis Pedersen, 26; Scott Jamar, 32; Erik Anders Halvorsen, 40; George Andrew Fernandez, 36; Matthew George Boule, 22; James Francis Adamouski, 29; Joseph Basil Maglione III, 22; Jacob Lee Butler, 24; William Andrew Jeffries, 39; Brandon Jacob Rowe, 20; Brian Daniel McGinnis, 23; Michael Vernon Lalush, 23; Aaron Joseph Contreras, 31; James Wilford Cawley, 41; William Wayne White, 24; Eugene Williams, 24; Diego Fernando Rincon, 19; Michael Edward Curtin, 23; Michael Russell Creighton-Weldon, 20; Fernando Padilla-Ramirez, 26; Roderic Antoine Solomon, 32; Jesus Alberto Suarez del Solar, 20; Robert Marcus Rodriguez, 21; Patrick Terence O'Day, 20; Joseph Menusa, 33; Donald Charles May Jr., 31; Francisco Abraham Martinez-Flores, 21; Kevin Gerard Nave, 36; Michael Vann Johnson Jr., 25; Gregory Lewis Stone, 40; Bradley Steven Korthaus, 28; Evan Tyler James, 20; Thomas Alan Blair, 24; Gregory Paul Sanders, 19; Michael Jason Williams, 31; Thomas Jonathan Slocum, 22; Randal Kent Rosacker, 21; Brendon Curtis Reiss, 23; Frederick Eben Pokorney Jr., 31; Patrick Ray Nixon, 21; Phillip Andrew Jordan, 42; Nolen Ryan Hutchings, 19; Nicolas Michael Hodson, 22; Jorge Alonso Gonzalez, 20; Jonathan Lee Gifford, 30; Jose Angel Garibay, 21; David Keith Fribley, 26; Donald John Cline Jr., 21; Kemaphoom "Ahn" Chanawongse, 22; Tamario Demetrice Burkett, 21; Brian Rory Buesing, 20; Michael Edward Bitz, 31; Donald Ralph Walters, 33; Brandon Ulysses Sloan, 19; Christopher Scott Seifert, 27; Lori Ann Piestewa, 23; Johnny Villareal Mata, 35; James Michael Kiehl, 22; Howard Johnson II, 21; Ruben Estrella-Soto, 18; Robert John Dowdy, 38; George Edward Buggs, 31; Edward John Anguiano, 24; Jamaal Rashard Addison, 22; Thomas Mullen Adams, 27; Eric James Orlowski, 26; Brandon Scott Tobler, 19; Kendall Damon Waters-Bey, 29; Brian Matthew Kennedy, 25; Jose Antonio Gutierrez, 22; Therrel Shane Childers, 30; Ryan Anthony Beaupre, 30; Jay Thomas Aubin, 36;
How many more? How many more young men and women must die for Vice President Halliburton's wallet? It seems the end is nowhere in sight. I don't know if even a President Obama or President Hillary will end this war for ... what? Oil? The honor of thieves? What? The only thing for sure is that these young men and women are not dying for our country, no matter how much the right-wing tries to say they are. These young men and women are not dying for anything that has anything to do with the safety of our nation. Rather, they are dying for the profit and whim of vile and evil old men who use their blood for profit and dishonor our entire nation, a collection of Caligulas who laugh at the blood of the soldiers they send to slaughter, lacking only the violin to fiddle away with while Iraq burns and soldiers suffer.
One of the things I've done in my past is teach special education. One of the pitfalls of special education that we were trained to carefully watch for was "learned helplessness". Children could get addicted to the attention they got from being helpless, and genuinely become helpless. We were taught never to do for children what they could do for themselves, even if they did it very badly and with much effort.
Looking at the events of the last two years of the Republic of South Vietnam, I am reminded of that training. For almost ten years, American soldiers had fought along side of and in place of South Vietnamese soldiers. For almost ten years, American air power, American maintenance resources, American logistical transport resources, American Herky birds and choppers, and, most importantly, American leadership, had been available to the South Vietnamese government. Now those were gone, a casualty of Richard Nixon's failing presidency and a hostile Congress. Yet... yet... the South Vietnamese just kept along the same way they'd been keeping along, as if the Americans would intervene and bail them out yet again. And when the Americans didn't, in early 1975, then President Thieu swiftly fled the country with most of the South Vietnamese treasury packed in his luggage and bitterly blamed the Americans for "betraying" South Vietnam.
But did America "betray" South Vietnam?
Much is made of the fact that South Vietnam had only half the number of tanks that North Vietnam had when North Vietnam invaded. But South Vietnam had a significant and powerful Air Force that could -- and did -- offset that numerical disadvantage in tanks. Tanks are necessary for offense, but as defensive weapons they're not as useful. Much is made of the fact that major formations of the ARVN literally ran out of ammunition. But in many cases that was because of logistical issues caused by poor decisions on the part of the South Vietnamese government, rather than because of lack of ability to buy bullets.
In the end, South Vietnam had the means to resist the 1975 invasion. They had fewer means than the North Vietnamese had, but they had more compared to North Vietnam than the Confederacy had compared to the Union during the American Civil War, and the Confederacy successfully prevented the Union from capturing their capital for four long years of continuous warfare with no significant outside assistance. What they lacked was the mentality. They were still expecting the Americans to bail them out all the way to the end. In the meantime, the North Vietnamese were proudly pointing out that not a single Soviet or Chinese soldier fought on their side during the entire war. As a result, once the NVA was re-equipped with modern weapons by the Soviet Union, they knew how to put them to effective use. They weren't waiting for anybody to bail them out. They were going to war, and they were going to war to win.
In the long term, South Vietnam was doomed anyhow. Logistics in South Vietnam was always a nightmare due to settlement patterns -- the majority of South Vietnamese were either stretched along the coast or in the Mekong delta, leaving the sparsely-populated central highlands as an easy avenue for infiltration of major NVA military units capable of striking at Highway 1 and cutting off the northern regions of the country from the southern regions. Furthermore, South Vietnam had a smaller population than North Vietnam. But in the long term, we're all dead. In the long term, Israel is doomed for similar reasons, but Israel has successfully held off multiple invasions by numerically superior and often better-armed forces during the course of its existence, and if South Vietnam had possessed the proper mentality, they could have done so too. But they did not. Ten years of American assistance had trained them in learned helplessness -- had taught them that they were helpless without American assistance. When the request for massive B-52 bombing along the lines of what ended the 1972 NVA invasion was turned down by Congress, the streets of Saigon were swiftly lined with the cast-off uniforms and rifles of ARVN soldiers who literally ran for home in their underwear, and South Vietnam collapsed.
What brings this to mind is what's going on with the Iraqi Army. The ARVN was actually quite effective against an invasion just as bad as the 1975 invasion while led by American military advisors in 1972 and given massive bombing assistance from hundreds of B-52's flying round-the-clock bombing missions. General Abrams proudly proclaimed that the policy of Vietnamization was a success. Well, it was a success while ARVN soldiers were being lead by American leaders, and while American logistical supply trains were keeping bullets in the guns of ARVN soldiers, and American bombers were dropping tens of thousands of tons of bombs onto NVA heads. But at least it was ARVN fighting and dying by the thousands, not American GI's.
In Iraq, there isn't even an attempt at that kind of Iraqization. Most American soldiers in Iraq are conducting combat operations, not leading Iraqi troops. Most military operations have American soldiers fighting and dying, not Iraqi soldiers. President Thieu of South Vietnam at least held his capital city up until the last day of the war. Can anybody say that the Iraqi government controls Baghdad, when American soldiers are still being killed there and major portions of the city are "Indian country"? While you could get mugged in Saigon in 1971, it really wasn't that dangerous for an American soldier to walk around the city with a few of his friends. Any armed civilian you ran into almost 100% certainly was one of Thieu's very effective secret police. In Baghdad, if you see an armed civilian there is a 50-50 chance that he's an insurgent and is about to kill you, and in certain areas that certainty rises to 100%. If Iraq is Vietnam on crack, the effectiveness of the Iraqi army and police forces is Vietnam on methamphetamines. If learned helplessness were water, Iraq would be drowning in it.
South Vietnam's government fell because, unlike Israelis, the South Vietnamese had become accustomed to being bailed out by the Americans and literally didn't know what to do when the Americans were gone. Iraq's government will fall for the same reason -- but much faster. Vietnam on crack. No kiddin'. When will we ever learn that giving too much help can be worse than giving no help at all? How many Americans fought on Israel's side in the 1973 war? How many Soviets fought on North Vietnam's side in the 1975 invasion? Who won? Hmm?
World Nut Daily (replace the "u" in "Nut" with "e" and Google for it if you want) is a well-known neo-con web site. During the Clinton Administration, they were always on the case of drugs in Mena, shady real estate deals, the murder of some dude that the Clintons obviously offed because they were sleazy, you know the deal. During the Bush Administration... [crickets].
Like all the neo-cons, they're always late to the game. For example, I just got a breathless message from WND. "Iraqi Prime Minister has ties to Iran!" Which is a MEMRI (Mossad) translation of an Egyptian newspaper article, and to which my response is... duh? Look, you stupid neo-con morons, all you had to do was read Professor Juan Cole's excellent web site where he translated articles from the Arab press to that effect literally years before Mossad managed to get around to it. Maliki's ties to SCIRI and its Badr Brigade militia go back literally years. And SCIRI was set up by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Iranian intelligence services in the first place as an anti-Saddam force. If you weren't such stupid fucking Mossad suck-ups who refuse to read anything not "ideologically correct", you would have known about this literally years ago.
I mean, c'mon. Back in 2002, before Operation Iraqi Clusterfuck started, I told the dumbasses that invading Iraq would turn it in to Iran West. Shit, George Herbert Walker fuckin' BUSH said the same godammed thing in his memoirs back in '96. What part of "Iraq is sixty percent Shiite" do these stupid fucking neo-cons not understand? But noooo... they knew best. The only problem we were gonna have with the invasion of Iraq, they said, was what to do with all the goddamned flower petals that the population showered us with. Yeah, some flower petals. Are neo-cons the stupidest, most blood-thirsty fucking assholes on the planet, or what?
Reminder: People are people. Good or evil doesn't depend on race, nationality, hair color, or economic status. On average, the typical backwoods aborigine in the furthest depths of the Amazon is no more or less noble than any other human being on the planet. Except neo-cons. But neo-cons, like the Sith, chose to go to the dark side. That free will thing.
Some Bible kiddy came around here and spit out a buncha verses that "prove" that Man is inherently evil. I pointed out that his verses weren't even 1/10th of 1% of the Bible and that a handful of verses out of context didn't mean diddly, but I'm not quite sure of that. Anyhow, it's not true. I've travelled all over this country and in a variety of places in the world, and people is people. Mostly apathetic, mostly self-absorbed and concerned only with whatever is happening in their own lives, true. But evil? No. To me, "evil" means that you actually go out of your way to do bad things. And I just have not met many people like that. And I've met a fair number of people who you probably would not want to invite home for dinner, given the fact that I taught in ghetto schools in two different locations. I've met misguided people. I've met stupid people. I've met people who will come to no good end. But I've met precious few people who actually go out of their way to do harm to others simply to do evil, and the one that I remember best is a neo-con "Christian" from Houston who was always ranting and railing about how he didn't want any of his tax money going to pay for schools for "niggers". (Yes, he used that word, at his own private dinner parties, one of which I attended in hopes of getting donations for the school I was teaching at). If the Bible appears to contradict reality, well, either the Bible is wrong or you are reading the Bible wrong. Pick your poison. If you're a Christian who believes the Bible is Truth, the only conclusion you can come to at that point is that your feeble human reading skills simply aren't capable of fetching God's truth out of text written in human language. If you're not a Christian, feel free to consider the Bible just another bunch of snake oil bunkum intended to seperate sheeple from their money.
Who the hell is Mike Gravel? Some cranky 77 year old who is running for President, apparently. He apparently had to take a city bus merely to get to the Washington Press Club to announce his candidacy. A Democrat of the old populist podium-pounding type. While I agree with some of his stuff, I'm not voting for him -- he's just too goddamned old. But he had some good quotes at the "debate" last week:
I got to tell you, we should just plain get out. Just plain get out. [... ] It’s [Iraq] their country. They’re asking us to leave, and we insist on staying there.
You know what’s worse than a soldier dying in vain? More soldiers dying in vain.
... this war was lost the day that George Bush invaded Iraq on a fraudulent basis.
George Bush communicated over a year ago that he would not get out of Iraq until he left office. Do we not believe him? ... How do you get out? You pass the law, not a resolution, a law making it a felony to stay there.
This invasion brought about more terrorism. Osama bin Laden must have been rolling in his blankets, how happy he was, our invading Iraq.
And oh -- it's the Fourth Annual Mission Accomplished Day, where we declared victory in Iraq... and then didn't go home. Given that we won on May 1, 2003 -- why, The Decider even said we did -- why are we still in Iraq? Mike Gravel is right. We should just plain get out.
The word Dolchstosslegende in German roughly translates to "stab-in-the-back myth". This originated amongst the right-wing generals and aristocrats of Germany in the years after WWI to explain their loss of the war. As they were fond of pointing out, at the time the Armistice was signed, Russia had been defeated and there were still German soldiers on French and Dutch soil. It was the leftists -- the Communists, the socialists, the labor unionists, etc. -- who literally "stabbed the nation in the back" and signed the humiliating Treaty of Versailles and lost the war for Germany.
When the last helicopter lifted off the roof of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, shortly followed by Pol Pot's final takeover of Cambodia, the same basic dynamic came into play. We were winning when we left, the right wingers said. It wasn't the Communists who defeated us in Indochina. It was the leftists -- the socialists, the labor unionists, dirty unwashed hippies, radical peace and civil rights movements, etc. -- who literally stabbed the U.S. war effort in the back and made victory impossible. It wasn't Communist bullets that placed those 58,195 names on the Wall. It was Jane Fonda.
The same dynamic is currently in play in Iraq. When we inevitably leave in Iraq, it will not be because our soldiers found themselves in a situation where they were too few in number and not properly trained and equipped. It will not be because we have no definition of "victory" that makes any sense given the culture and history of the region. No. It will be because "the left" has stabbed the U.S. war effort in the back and made victory impossible.
One thing I would warn you about, however, is making a direct comparison between Iraq and Vietnam. In Vietnam, the South Vietnamese government that we supported had a clear external enemy, i.e., the government of North Vietnam, which in turn was supported by a clear existential threat to the United States, i.e., the Soviet Union. There were clear and achievable goals stated, including the overriding strategic goal of a non-Communist government in South Vietnam capable of maintaining its territorial integrity, a strategic goal that the majority of the American people supported even after support for U.S. troops in Vietnam collapsed, a goal the public supported until 1974 when the majority of Americans decided that the costs of maintaining such a government in South Vietnam outweighed the benefits to America.
By contrast, in Iraq there has not been a clear attainable strategic goal stated -- the stated goal of "a pro-American democratic government in Iraq" is as achievable as human flight via flapping of arms. Might as well wish for a pony. Furthermore, there is no external enemy in Iraq. We are fighting the Iraqi people, not an external threat to the Iraqi people. Worse yet, we are fighting factions of the Iraqi people, factions that support us, factions that oppose us... and factions that support us one day and attack us the next day (and vice versa) as required to attain their factional goals. We are basically sitting in the middle of the Lebanese Civil War writ large, except even bigger and with more factions making it even harder to keep track of who is your friend and who is your enemy on any particular day. When Ronald Reagan got us into that situation in 1984, it took only a few months and one barracks bombing to convince him that these people were effin' nuts and then he got the Marines out of there. Even Ronald Reagan wasn't dumb enough to pop us into the middle of an Arab civil war and expect miracles to happen.
Furthermore, there is just enough of a factual kernel to the Dolchstosslegende regarding the Vietnam War to render it not entirely ridiculous: Congress cut off military assistance to the South Vietnamese government just as the North Vietnamese were preparing a massive military invasion with hundreds of tanks and hundreds of thousands of troops. But this merely hastened the end. The end would have happened eventually anyhow, sooner or later. North Vietnam was larger than South Vietnam and would always win a war of attrition. . It is possible for a small highly educated state with a competent military leadership class and a committed populance to hold off larger states lacking said competent military leadership and committed populance, Israel has done it since 1948, but South Vietnam never had many highly-educated people and its top military leadership was incompetent and corrupt politicians appointed by the civilian government rather than being professional highly-trained military men who rose through the ranks by merit. Furthermore, South Vietnam's population as a whole was not heavily committed to the notion of fighting off North Vietnamese aggression. When I read the accounts of South Vietnamese who later fled after the war as refugees (as vs. those who left before the final collapse), one thing that strikes me about all of these accounts is their passivity. In no cases did they ever think of taking up arms themselves and going and helping fight off the North Vietnamese. No. They simply sat around their drugstore or beauty parlor or whatever business they ran and waited for the North Vietnamese to take over, "just another government, no better or worse than any other", they thought. They found out differently, but only after being sent to "re-education" camps for the crime of being a shopkeeper or beauty parlor operator or whatever.
The only way to save South Vietnam, given the qualitative equivalence of its armed forces with those of the North Vietnamese and its smaller population base, was to either a) provide U.S. troops or b) take out its external enemy -- North Vietnam -- and doing that would have risked WWIII. Re-fighting the Vietnam War is like re-fighting the American Civil War -- in the end, the North always wins unless some foreign power sends troops to help the South. And the American people, in the end, decided that the overall strategic goal of deterring Communism in Southeast Asia simply did not provide benefits to America that would justify the cost of sending troops to help the South.
Meanwhile, nobody has even defined victory (or defeat, for that matter) in Iraq. If you define "victory" as "no armed resistance to U.S. rule of Iraq", that's attainable, but we're not acting like that's our goal. Defeat of the insurgency via conventional military means is not possible given our military's abysmal lack of knowledge of the culture and language, a lack of knowledge that is far more dire than anything that ever confronted us in Vietnam where at least we had a reliable anti-Communist satrap class to handle the hard work. We could defeat the insurgency the same way the Brits defeated the Boers in South Africa or the same way we defeated the Filiponos in the Filipino-American War where we "liberated" them from their own rule, but concentration camps (a central aspect of those anti-insurgency campaigns) got sort of a bad rap after Hitler's abuse of them during WWII. And while we've tried to Chechnya a few places (Fallujah is a pile of rubble much like Grozney now), we just don't seem cut out for that genocide bit. We could withdraw like in Vietnam and simply send massive amounts of military assistance to the government but the "government" in Iraq isn't even as capable as Thieu's shaky military junta in South Vietnam was, not even controlling its own capital city (something that never happened during Thieu's rule of South Vietnam, with the exception of a brief period during the Tet Offensive when VC guerillas took over a few buildings). In short, Iraq is not Vietnam, and if there were ever any grain of truth underlying the Dolchstosslegende in Vietnam, conditions in Iraq are such that the whole notion of the war effort being "stabbed in the back" by liberals and leftists is utter nonsense. The war effort was "stabbed in the back" by a Bush Administration incapable of formulating clear achievable strategic objectives and a workable plan for achieving them, not by MoveOn.org organizing a few thousand people to demonstrate in the streets.
Not that this will stop the right wingers from revving up the Dolchstosslegende machinery once again on the day the last American soldier departs Iraq. You can see it at work already. Just turn on Fox News.
Apparently Pat Lang gets rather touchy when you mention the Dolchstosslegende promulgated by the neo-conservatives rewriting history regarding why the U.S. lost in Vietnam (i.e., it was all those lefty's fault, it wasn't Vietnamese communists who killed tens of thousands of our soldiers, it was Jane Fonda!) or why the U.S. is losing in Iraq (we were stabbed in the back by those lefties again!). Pity. And thus I am banned from yet another forum. This one, alas, I shall not treasure as much as my bannings from places like Corrente and Red State, since despite his blind spots Pat is a good source of information regarding happenings in Iraq and their military significance, but so it goes.
Lesson learned: Do not use the word "Dolchstosslegende" to describe stab-in-the-back rewritings of history when you submit to a blog whose proprietor in part subscribes to said Dolchstosslegende. It's rude and he will merely discard your comment and be offended.
So, more women and children die violently in Iraq every day than died at Virginia Tech a week ago, yet VT is all we heard about last week. Racism?
Well, no. For it to be racism, Americans would have to see Iraqis as being human to begin with. They don't. The children in Iraq are just extras in a new reality TV show called "Survivor:Iraq". They don't actually *die*. They rise from their shallow graves at the end of each day's shooting to have warm milk and canapes in the casting shed, doncha know?
Survivor:Iraq is on the verge of being cancelled due to poor ratings, but only because the American public is bored with it, not because they, like, think the Iraqis are actually human or anything...
I mean, dude, it's just a reality TV show, dig?! The producers of Survivor:Iraq are trying their best to keep interest up, like the recent "Surge" thingy, but while folks tuned in for a few minutes in hopes that "surge" meant something sexual, they swiftly tuned right back out. So the ratings continue to sag. Bummer, if you're a producer of Survivor:Iraq. Executive Producer Cheney must be beside himself...
Unless you got kidnapped by aliens, you know that a South Korean college kid shot up a college yesterday, killing dozens of other college kids. As conservative blogger Jon Swift reports, this is all the fault of liberals. Why, if liberals simply allowed college kids to pack heat, they woulda capped that gook before he even got his first dozen kills!
Naturally, as a snarky penguin I must agree. I believe that every American should be armed with an AK-47, 5,000 rounds of ammunition, a RPG-7 anti-tank grenade launcher, and 100 rounds of RPG ammunition. Then we can be a peaceful and polite society just like Iraq and Somalia. After all, just ask Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana, who will be swift to tell you that going to the market in Iraq is safer than going to the market in Indiana. Especially when there's a blue light special on sexy lingerie, in which case you best have your body armor on or a herd of women and transvestites and Rudy Giuliani will send you on to the great beyond...
Remember, gun control is hittin' what ya aim at! As for the notion of a national dialogue on gun control... oh look! Over there! It's a missing young blond girl!
-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin
Below: A couple of shoppers at an Indiana market prepare to obtain the last Playstation 3's in town.
Yeah, the "surge" thingy sure is workin', ain't it? Them insurgents must really be desperate!! Why, if they weren't desperate, they'd... err.... get a job at Starbucks selling latte's to our brave GI's? Prance around like Japanese sailors? C'mon, somebody, help me here!
Answer: $500. Because of course they're heathen untermenschen, not real human beings like you and I, so nevermind that $500 is 5% of the fine for killing a dog in the state of Washington (the fine for animal cruelty is $10,000). Iraqis, apparently, aren't even worth as much as dogs in today's AmeriKKKa. I mean, they had the timerity to be born on top of our oil, how dare they! So like a crack-addicted junkie faced with someone between him and the ends to get his fix, our oil-addicted nation has no problem just blowing anybody away who gets between us and "our" oil...
So it goes, in the United States of Delusion, where we pretend that we are a humane and just nation with liberty and justice for all. For all except those people over there who are the wrong color. Or those people over there who worship the wrong god. Or those people over there who speak the wrong language. Or those people over there who ....
I have mixed feelings about this one. On the one hand, the Osprey isn't safe. It has some significant issues in the software that controls its rotors, and the dadburned things have crashed left, right, up, down, and every whichway. It's fundamentally unstable, and it's fundamentally unstable in a way that no other aircraft in the world is fundamentally unstable, meaning that none of the lessons learned with, say, the F-16, work with it.
On the other hand, the CH-46 Sea Knights that it replaces aren't safe either, for a totally different reason. The Sea Knights are slow fat targets for insurgents. The Osprey, on the other hand, is as fast as a normal prop airplane when it's in level flight, and as quiet as one too, unlike the choppers, which sound like freakin' egg beaters. Its IR signature is insignificant too, which gives IR missiles very little to aim at, and it flys too high and fast for bullets and RPG's to hit. Not to mention that the Osprey has a much longer range than any helicopter, giving the Marines a level of operational mobility that previously was not available.
In the end, given the reality that this thing is going to be used in combat and the chances of it falling out of the sky are probably less than the chances of the Sea Knights getting shot down, I gotta agree with the USMC's decision to deploy. Yeah, it's a risk. But it's not a risk that's avoidable. At least this way when the damned thing crashes, maybe the geeks in the software lab can figure out what the fuck happened and fixed it. When a Sea Knight crashes and kills everybody on board, nobody learns a thing other than that Sea Knights are sitting ducks for insurgents. Doh. Like we didn't already know that...
Leiberman Democrats want more Americans dead in Iraq
"Americans want to win", said Leiberman Democratic leader Harold Ford (R-DLC). Err, yes. I hate to break it to Mr. Ford, but we already won in Iraq. Held a huge party on an aircraft carrier and all that way back on May 1, 2003. Even had a banner up there, that said "Mission Accomplished!", and the President of the United States struttin' across an aircraft carrier deck with sock-stuffed crotch making Republican pundettes swoon everywhere and making a purty speech and all about major combat operations being done because -- get this -- we WON. We beat Saddam handily. Not only did we disarm Saddam's weapons of mass destruction (okay, okay, so there were none, but they're disarmed, gosh darn it!), but Saddam and his evil sons are both dead, either by our bullets or through our proxies' hangman's noose.
Now, I dunno where Mr. Ford was when we won. Maybe he was hiding under a rock or something. Maybe he had a five-day marathon hiking trip through the Washington Mall during that time frame, and never caught up with the news or something. But hey, Mr. Ford -- we won. All that's happened since is just our soldiers getting caught in the middle of someone else's bloody civil war. How can we "win" someone else's civil war?
We won. Shit, we even already declared victory. It's time to bring the troops home, MORON -- and the majority of the American people agree.
Sorry, as a typical American I have the attention span of a ferret oh look shiny toys! shiny things! Boyohboyohboyohboy! Oh wait! There's a washed out music producer on trial for murder having a bad hair day! Whoa boy howdy a penguin has to have priorities, y'know?
I've got a better idea. How about we let the *IRAQIS* figure out what to do with their country? They live there. They have skin in the game. They are the ones who have to live with any solution. They don't need some self-absorbed white honkies from across the sea telling them how to run their country. It's time to get the fuck out and let them figure this shit out themselves, and then send billions to whatever government(s) arise out of this so they can rebuild the shit that *we* blew up. Blew up because blowing shit up is all that the U.S. of Fuckin' Self Absorbed Incompetence is capable of doing nowdays.
This shit of us pretending to be ubermenschen dictating to the unseemly untermenschen mud peoples as to how they should run their country is just bullshit and needs to stop. Fuck, we can't even provide medical care to our own citizens. Why the fuck do we think we can solve the problems of some folks overseas when we can't even solve our *own* problems?!
You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will. War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it; and those who brought war into our country deserve all the curses and maledictions a people can pour out. ... You might as well appeal against the thunder-storm as against these terrible hardships of war. They are inevitable, and the only way the people [...] can hope once more to live in peace and quiet at home, is to stop the war, which can only be done by admitting that it began in error and is perpetuated in pride.
-- William Tecumseh Sherman, 1864
At 9:30pm EST on March 19, 2003, the first bombs dropped on Baghdad, part of a massive bombing campaign that coincided with a military campaign to disarm Saddam's weapons of mass destructionprevent Saddam from harboring al Qaeda terrorists liberate Iraqis like these very well liberated Iraqis:
Before the inevitable objections "but we didn't *intend* to kill little girls!", bullshit. When you choose to go to war, you choose to kill little girls. Period. To quote a man who knew war, "War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it". If you intend to go to war, you intend to kill little girls. Period. If you are not willing to kill little girls, then you are not willing to go to war. Those who chose to go to war -- which was some 65% of the American population in 2003 -- implicitly chose to kill little girls. They might claim that this is not what they chose, but they lie. You might as well appeal against the thunder-storm as against these terrible hardships of war. They are inevitable. Choose war, and you choose to kill little girls.
Four years later, little girls are still dying. As are American soldiers, but they are a tiny, tiny tiny percentage of the dead. Over 650,000 Iraqis have died over the past four years -- or more Iraqis than Saddam managed to kill in his entire 25 year reign. As a people we Americans focus on the dead American soldiers only because we are an ignorant, self-interested people who view anybody who is not American as untermenschen, inhuman, just two-legged cockroaches to be exterminated like vermin. As a people we are cruel and heartless towards anybody who isn't part of our own little enclave of hairless monkeys with delusions of grandeur. We are maliciously vindictive towards anybody who points out that we're just monkeys and no better than any other monkeys on this planet and that we're being cruel and vicious. And little girls still die. And little girls still die.
How many little girls will die before our leaders stop the war, which can only be done by admitting that it began in error and is perpetuated in pride? How many little girls must die before the piteous mewling of self-interest politicians more interested in political gamesmanship and bullshit do what's right instead of what's expedient? How many? And for what purpose?
"Freedom isn't free," the wingnuts cry. But it seems to me that it is the Iraqi people who are paying the price, especially the 50% of the Iraqi population that is below the age of 18. They are dying by the hundreds of thousands. They are paying the price. How dare we say that we should choose their deaths? Should not the price of freedom be one that the Iraqis themselves decide for themselves? But I forget, they are mere untermenchen, mud people, just filthy cockroaches. They cannot liberate themselves. They need fine white ubermenschen American GI's to do that.
And so they die. And so they die. For no purpose that anybody can tell me. Stop civil war? It's happening. Stop al Qaeda from setting up in Iraq? They're there. Stop ethnic cleansing? It's happening. Prevent a refugee crisis? It's happening. Even the "war for oil" reason, in the end, fails. There is no oil in Baghdad. Yet our soldiers fight and kill and die in Baghdad. For what reason, other than for the sake of ignorance and pride? How many more young girls must die, before we admit that the war was begun in error and perpetuated in pride, and bring the soldiers home?
The answer, sadly, is too many. Far too many. And the answer of the wingnuts is... clap louder. Ah yes. Clap louder. But this penguin, for one, is tired of clapping.
One place where I can guarantee you will NOT find Dear Leader or his minions. Or, for that matter, any of the yellow-bellied chickenhawks such as Doughy Pantload or Blake Rebling or any of the other pundits, Young Republicans, etc. who got us into this war. It might disturb their beautiful mind.
I do suppose that the family of the deceased appreciates the fact that Dear Leader and his minions stay away, though. Maybe Dear Leader wasn't lying when he said he stayed away because the families didn't want him at the funerals...
Juan Cole is widely considered by the wingnuts to be only a millimeter away from being a terrorist himself. Here is what he said on March 19, 2003:
I remain convinced that, for all the concerns one might have about the aftermath, the removal of Saddam Hussein and the murderous Baath regime from power will be worth the sacrifices that are about to be made on all sides. The rest of us have a responsibility to work to see that the lives lost are redeemed by the building of a genuinely democratic and independent Iraq in the coming years.
He was wrong. The building of a democratic and independent Iraq was never a reasonable or feasible goal as long as the overarching goal of making the Middle East safe for both Israel and for U.S. oil companies was a higher priority.
The late Molly Ivins was considered by the wingnuts to be some Commie who hated the troops. Here is what she said:
I assume we can defeat Hussein without great cost to our side (God forgive me if that is hubris). The problem is what happens after we win. The country is 20 percent Kurd, 20 percent Sunni and 60 percent Shiite. Can you say, "Horrible three-way civil war?" And as George W. Bush himself once said, "Unrest in the Middle East causes unrest throughout the region."
Right now she's standing at the Pearly Gates alongside the archangel Michael, looking down and lettin' loose with some of that salty Texas language that she loved so much because being right was the last thing she wanted in this case. I figure she isn't going to condescend to actually enter Heaven until the war is actually over and done or maybe not even until Dear Leader's soul is on that down escalator to get an eternal spanking by his spiritual daddy. Molly was kinda stubborn that way.
At 8:01pm Eastern Time, March 17, 2003, George W. Bush appeared on national television and told Saddam Hussein and his sons that he had 48 hours to leave Iraq. It was widely accepted that this meant that bombs would start falling in 48 hours, since the chances of some country granting a visa for Saddam and his sons within 48 hours was almost none.
The previous day, a young lady by the name of Rachel Corey was run over by an Israeli bulldozer for the crime of standing in front of a man's home. To this day the State of Israel has neither apologized nor even admitted that they have a policy of deliberately killing any protesters who attempt to prevent the demolition of Palestinian homes. Note that demolition of civilian homes by a military occupation is illegal under the Geneva Conventions, but those only apply to unseemly brown untermenschen, not to good white European Jews.
The two events are related only in that it is widely perceived in the Middle East that the invasion of Iraq was a war to make the Middle East safe for the State of Israel.
This Iraqi child, standing in the rubble of her bedroom destroyed by American shells, isn't throwing flowers.
American soldiers justify themselves by saying "the terrorists hide amongst the people." Of course, the "terrorists" ARE the people of Iraq. They aren't "hiding" there. They live there.
Soldiers tell themselves what they have to tell themselves in order to stay alive. Soldiers tell themselves what they have to tell themselves to keep from going crazy. They tell themselves these things, but 25% of troops returning from Iraq suffer PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). They tell themselves they're killing "terrorists", but deep down inside, they know the truth. They can't hide from the truth. They live the truth, every day. And it chews them up inside.
I'd talk more, but American Idol is coming up. If I don't find out who Simon insults today, why... why... gosh, it'll be just the end of the world! We gotta have our priorities straight after all. Why should I bother my beautiful mind when none of my immediate family is in Iraq? It's time to clap harder, harder I say! Dear Leader says so, and Dear Leader loves me and wants only the best for me!
Response of wingnuts:
If the President of the United States had to fly to France for medical treatment because proper medical treatment was not available in his own country, that would be news. If the President of Iraq has to fly to Jordan because proper medical treatment was not available in his own country... err... Oh look! Over there! A stupid blond actress is having a baby! Woot!
There's a blog-meme at the moment asking, "what did you blog about in the runup to the Iraq invasion and its immediate aftermath? Were you right, or wrong, in your predictions?"
So I went back to the archives of my old (now-offline) blog. And found a problem: I quit blogging between December 15 2002 and May 6 2003. Seems that my employer was going under at the time, and I was spending most of my time trying to bail them out. (They eventually went under altogether on June 15 2003, which I knew on May 6 when their May 1 SEC filing hit the SEC web site and basically said they were out of money, which is when I quit bailing and started waiting for the layoff notice).
Never fear, though. I did find the following on another forum: It appears I was pretty unconvinced about weapons of mass destruction.
Feb 10, 2003
>> Have the yanks
>> really found dangerous sites in Iraq that warrent destroying,
>>and if so
>> why haven't the weapons inspectors been sent there?
> They have, Eddy, they have.
And found nothing. Not a single biological warfare spore, not a single
molecule of nerve gas. The most frightening thing the inspectors have
found is a bunch of aging, rusty missile warheads that could be used
to carry nerve gas or spores, but said warheads are not themselves a
'weapon of mass destruction'.
The Bush Administration's response appears to be to accuse the weapons
inspectors of collusion with Iraq, basically stating that Iraq is getting
a tipoff from within the weapons inspectorate as to what's about to be
If the U.S. is going to go to war with Iraq over weapons of mass
destruction, I'd like to at least *SEE* one, being held up to the
cameras by a U.N. weapons inspector or by a U.S. Army Ranger acting
in support of the U.N weapons inspectorate (by, e.g., sequestering a
site before the inspectors arrive). Right now all we've heard is rumor
and innuendo, with not a single actual WMD found.
So it seems that, in the absence of, like, actual weapons of mass destruction, that I wasn't going to believe in weapons of mass destruction. As we all know, there were no weapons of mass destruction, so I was right to not believe in them.
What about an Iraq/al Qaeda connection? What did I think then? Seems I was pretty damned skeptical about that too:
Mar 20 2003, 6:23 pm
> You seem to have missed the part where he's been working with al Qaeda
> operatives in the north, best get some education son.
Saddam isn't in control in the north, idiot. Two Kurdish groups split
control of the north. Saddam had to put four divisions of his regular Army
just south of the Kurdish-controlled areas just to keep them from
rolling into Baghdad. Hell, according to John Pike's globalsecurity.org,
Saddam has more divisions facing off the Kurds in the North than facing
off the Americans in the South!
So I dig around. What did I think was going to be the outcome of the war? Combining a post from April 1 and from April 3, we have this:
The eventual outcome (the toppling of Saddam's power) is not in doubt,
though Saddam may do an Osama bin Laden and "disappear" to become a
hidden hero of the Resistance. The aftermath... well, that's what I
fear. I don't see much good waiting there.
The military will do its part. Saddam's military will be destroyed. Then
comes the hard part: Winning the peace.
The only questions remaining, now, are how many Iraqi civilians we
"liberate" by sending them on to the afterlife, and how many American
GI's die from suicide bombings and snipers after we install our puppet
government, and how many decades our troops will have to stay in Iraq
to keep our puppet government in power.
Well, our troops have been in Iraq for four years thus far keeping our puppet government in power, though our puppets are not behaving well lately... we'll have to see how well that plays out. Will we be in Iraq for "decades" as I predicted? We'll find out, I suppose. The Iraqis seem to mostly be using IED's against GI's, not suicide bombings and snipers, but the effect is the same as what I predicted - most GI's getting killed after the conquest of Iraq, not during the conquest. We've "liberated" over half a million Iraqis by sending them on to the afterlife, mission fucking accomplished I suppose, so that prediction of mine was correct too. And my prediction that the peace was going to be the hard part... well, we know the validity of that prediction too, right?
What was I wrong about? Not a hell of a lot. I expected Saddam to pull his soldiers back into the cities and force us to pound the cities into rubble, not that this would have changed the eventual outcome, but it would have made things a bit messier. That didn't happen, thankfully -- Saddam apparently figured out we would kill as many civilians as necessary to topple his government, and decided to fade to guerilla activity instead, which eventually failed because Saddam was the second-most-hated man in Iraq by that time (the most hated man in Iraq being, of course, George W. Bush). But that is the *only* major thing I was wrong about, and really it wasn't all that major, the overall outcome is the same as what I predicted -- victory in war, but the peace being a bitch with our troops being required to prop up one puppet government after another, possibly for decades.
So, given that I was right and every single right-wing pundit, politician, blogger and commentator was wrong, why should I listen to them? More importantly, why should *anybody* listen to them? How can anybody listen to someone who has been proven wrong so many times? This penguin has no idea, other than that monkeys are stupid. But that's hardly a satisfying answer, given that monkeys rule the world...
Face facts: We, as a nation, don't give a shit about children. We don't give a shit about anything other than our fat narcissistic deranged ignorant asses and our own spoiled rotten selfish violent idiot spawn. Caring about others would require having, like, empathy and the ability to think beyond "me good! Me great! Me love me!". Fuck that shit, this is the United States of Fuckin' America, fuck you, and fuck everybody else, it's all about ME ME ME ME ME!!!!
Shit. This is the kind of crap that makes me feel like burning a fucking American flag. It seems we're devolving into the most stupid, vicious, jackbooted goddamned savages on the whole fucking planet nowdays. I mean, you go into a factory and round up a hundred women and jail them, what fucking moran CAN'T figure out that hey, these women probably have KIDS at SCHOOL and what the fuck do we do about the kids? What kind of fucking moran can't figure out that if you drop bombs on a nation where 50% of the population is under the age of 18, you're going to be killing children left and right? But this is the United States of Fucking Don't Give A Fucking Shit, Dear Leader gave us our goddamned marching orders, so we put on our fucking brown shirts and go HEIL HEIL HEIL! Fuck the little children up the fuckin' ASS, fuck YEAH, USA USA USA USA!!!
-- Badtux the Rude Penguin
Are we getting fucking outrage fatigue yet? FUCK NO. I ain't even *started* gettin' outraged at the stupid, idiotic, fucking EVIL crap goin' down right now...
McPeak: The worst case? Iraq's Sunnis begin to be backed into a corner, then the Sunni governments -- Jordan, Saudi Arabia -- jump in. Israel sees that it's threatened by these developments. Once the Israelis get involved, then everybody piles on. And you've got nuclear events going off in the Middle East. That would be about as bad as it could get.
I hate to see what will happen if they get any more desperate. 30 Iraqis dead, 3 Americans dead in one bombing attack? But hey, I'm sure a school got painted somewhere today in Iraq, why isn't the liberal media covering that!?
Meanwhile, at the bottom of that story, I see a fascinating link: "Massachusetts judge orders teaching of the Gay Agenda". Oh dear. There's that evil supervillain, The Gay Agenda, again, with his rainbow cape and the big "G" on his chest, and the Gay Ray Gun of Gayness that he uses to shoot unsuspecting boys and girls to make them Teh Gay. I guess that, as an evil supervillain, the schools turned him away earlier in life. Perhaps he would not have become a supervillain if those nasty schools had allowed him to be taught. I am glad that a Massachussets judge now is going to allow The Gay Agenda to attend school. Teaching The Gay Agenda, though, probably is going to be a bit difficult for the teacher. I mean, c'mon. Here you are, with all these little shrimpy 4th graders, then there's this big lunk wearing tights and a rainbow cape, with a big Gay Ray Gun of Gayness clutched between his legs? And you think that won't be disruptive to the learning of the other students in the class?!
No, sadly I must agree with Wingnut Daily here. Teaching The Gay Agenda in a normal classroom is just too disruptive to the learning of our students. Besides, if we allow The Gay Agenda to be taught in a regular classroom, what next? The Joker sues for admission to Gotham University? Lex Luthor requests admission to Metropolis High School? Dr. Doom demands admission to Oklahoma State? Supervillains wearing tights, alas, simply are not appropriate as students in our classrooms.
-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin
PS: C'mon, people, I've had *ZERO* submissions for pictures of The Gay Agenda, it'd be *great* to tag these posts about that mighty supervillian with a picture of him so that wingnuts can know what they're supposed to be shuddering in fear in their homes about! Flippers, guys. Penguins have flippers. We aren't good artists, okay?!
By now you've read more than you want to read about the sickening way in which the military and VA are treating the veterans of Oil War II. You've read about the horrible conditions. About how they deliberately give soldiers low disability ratings to deprive them of benefits, forcing them to appeal and appeal to get what they're owed by the nation that threw them into an unnecessary war and now refuses to care for them. About how veterans with severe problems related to the war, such as suicidal depression at all they did and all that happened to them and their fellow soldiers, are turned away from the VA hospitals.
I don't think there is any more I can add to that. "Support our troops" has to mean more than yellow ribbon magnets, but, sadly, I doubt it does. So I will instead post a poem:
He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark,
And shivered in his ghastly suit of grey,
Legless, sewn short at elbow. Through the park
Voices of boys rang saddening like a hymn,
Voices of play and pleasure after day,
Till gathering sleep had mothered them from him.
About this time Town used to swing so gay
When glow-lamps budded in the light-blue trees
And girls glanced lovelier as the air grew dim,
-- In the old times, before he threw away his knees.
Now he will never feel again how slim
Girls' waists are, or how warm their subtle hands,
All of them touch him like some queer disease.
There was an artist silly for his face,
For it was younger than his youth, last year.
Now he is old; his back will never brace;
He's lost his colour very far from here,
Poured it down shell-holes till the veins ran dry,
And half his lifetime lapsed in the hot race,
And leap of purple spurted from his thigh.
One time he liked a bloodsmear down his leg,
After the matches carried shoulder-high.
It was after football, when he'd drunk a peg,
He thought he'd better join. He wonders why ...
Someone had said he'd look a god in kilts.
That's why; and maybe, too, to please his Meg,
Aye, that was it, to please the giddy jilts,
He asked to join. He didn't have to beg;
Smiling they wrote his lie; aged nineteen years.
Germans he scarcely thought of; and no fears
Of Fear came yet. He thought of jewelled hilts
For daggers in plaid socks; of smart salutes;
And care of arms; and leave; and pay arrears;
Esprit de corps; and hints for young recruits.
And soon, he was drafted out with drums and cheers.
Some cheered him home, but not as crowds cheer Goal.
Only a solemn man who brought him fruits
Thanked him; and then inquired about his soul.
Now, he will spend a few sick years in Institutes,
And do what things the rules consider wise,
And take whatever pity they may dole.
To-night he noticed how the women's eyes
Passed from him to the strong men that were whole.
How cold and late it is! Why don't they come
And put him into bed? Why don't they come?
So let me get this straight. Osama bin Laden attacks America on 9/11/2001. Now, over 5 years later, he's still rambling around at large setting up training camps, while the entire U.S. Army is bogged down in some dismal sandpit called "Iraq" that has *NEVER* attacked America? MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! If you're Osama bin Laden, that is...
There's nothing like backpacking into the wilderness with all of civilization being the 30 pounds on your back to realize just how nice civilization is. Especially grocery stores. I took enough food for three days. I finished it all by the end of day two. I must be the only penguin in existence that can actually gain weight while hiking 20 miles a day with 5,000 feet altitude gain both ways (don't ask -- I swear that this particular park defies the laws of physics here!).
Anyhow, other than blistered feet (forgot the Right Guard to sweat-proof my feet!), I'm back, and intact. Meanwhile, let me tell you a little story about tents, and condensation.
I have Eureka Zeus EXO tent. It's about 5 years old, and well used. This is a large 2-man tent, but very lightweight (under 4 pounds) because it is a single-wall tent built with coated nylon ripstop rather than with polyester. One day a couple of months ago I managed to "force" one of the poles and it split at the end. The whole tent is looking rather faded, so it looked like it was time to buy a new tent rather than get a replacement part for the old one. The nylon fabric these things are made of is UV sensitive and decays with time, and I'd rather replace it after five years than risk the thing totally failing when I needed it.
So anyhow, I look for a replacement tent, and they've replaced the Zeus EXO with the Zeus LE. The Zeus LE has two doors rather than one. It has two top vents rather than one. It should ventilate better than the EXO did. Not that I had any problems with the ventilation of the EXO, mind you. But still, seemed like a reasonable thing to pull the trigger and get the new LE.
BIG mistake. I went to the exact same location, under the exact same conditions, with the LE and found out a few things:
All tents condense on the inside of their outer fabric when the air goes below dewpoint. What matters is how well they keep the wet fabric away from you. So let's see how well the two tents do that:
The EXO had your head at the all-mesh door that was between you and the vestibule fabric. It had side flies that started about a foot and a half up at the head, and came down to the foot corner on the side. All that could get wet was your feet. Big deal.
The LE only has about six inches of mesh at the head. It is easy to rub the wet fabric above it with yoru head. On the left and right of your head is the outer wall. It is easy to roll over and rub your head on the outer wall. BAD news.
The Zeus EXO already required an astounding eight stakes to stake it out -- four at the dome corners, two for the vestibule, and two to pull out the side flies. The Zeus LE requires *TEN* (10) stakes to stake it out -- four at the doam corners, four for the two vestibules, and two for the end flies.
If you have the vestibule open on the EXO to get more ventilation, you can still put your boots under the remaining half of the vestibule to keep the mud and dirt out of your tent. If your vestibule is open on the LE, your boots are out there in the open ready to get full of water if it rains or dew if it gets below dewpoint.
The LE is a *very* complicated design, with lots of little pieces of fabric stitched together. This gives it lots of places to leak. Which means lots of places to work seam-sealer into the stitching. Which means lots of places where you can miss getting seam-sealer into the stitching and thus get a leak :-(.
Progress? Hardly. The Eureka Zeus LE simply *sucks* compared to the EXO. The Eureka marketing department looked at the common complaints about the EXO -- that it only had one door (the one at the head of the tent), that it needed more ventilation (true, it can get a little stuffy in there with the vestibule closed), and then they completely ruined it. Part of the problem is that they were working under a strict weight budget and thus, for example, could not make the side flies wide enough to fully protect the side walls. Part of the problem is that they were working under a strict dollar budget and thus could not go to a more lightweight fabric. And part of the problem is simply lack of imagination on the part of the Eureka engineers.
The good news is that Eureka apparently realized that they screwed up. On their website it appears they have discontinued the Zeus LE in favor of resurrecting the old Zeus EXO as the "Zeus Classic". The "Classic" still has the same flaws that led to the LE redesign -- the ventilation is still poor when you close the vestibule and it still only has one door -- but at least it isn't dangerous when it's damp outside. Not that this matters to me anymore. I've decided to eBay the Zeus LE to someone who lives in a desert (where condensation isn't an issue) and get a tent that weighs an entire 23 ounces, and only needs six stakes to set it up, not eight or ten. Yes, the Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo weighs an entire 23 ounces, or roughly 1 1/2 pounds... now that's more like it when ya have to haul your entire house on your back!
Anyhow, now you know why I'm a conservative (of the old fashioned sort, not one of these big-spendin' big-war-makin' neo-conservative types). You don't take a reasonable design (like the old EXO) and just throw it away and start over from scratch. You look for little ways to improve it, ways that will address the biggest flaws without totally discarding the good parts. The ventilation could have been improved, for example, by making the vestibule vent slightly larger and the top vent slightly larger to get better cross-flow through them. There was no need to simply re-do the entire tent and risk ruining it. Yet that is what they did. Similarly, there was no need to invade Iraq and get involved in a gigantic nation-building scheme, when sanctions were working fine at containing Saddam's ambitions. If it turned out that the sanctions were leaky, the conservative thing to do would have been to re-tool the sanctions to give them more teeth. Yet taking the huge risk of invading Iraq, a risk which George H.W. Bush had warned about ten years prior, is exactly what the neo-cons did rather than taking the conservative choice of tweaking what was already working. Conservative? Hardly! Bah humbug!
New York Times Reveals "Reporter" Michael Gordon Actually Voice-Activated Tape Recorder
Go read. Then come back and read the next paragraphs.
Those of us in the Reality Based Community tend to have a lot of criticisms of newspapers. We see them as uncritically rote-reciting the words of politicians, whether said words are truth or lies. We see them as doing the job of tape recorders, not of reporters. And we flame them big time for it. The newspapermen, on the other hand, are unapologetic. Actual email from Michael Gordon defending his Iran article spreading the bullshit that Iran (majority Shiite) is arming the Iraqi insurgency (majority Sunni): "I spent some time talking to a range of officials on this issue and quoted the intel reports accurately."
So why do citizens see a problem and newspapermen do not? I think the problem here is a disconnect between what newspapers see their job as being, and what citizens want and need in order to do their job as citizens of a free nation. Newspapers, and the reporters thereof, see their job as being accurate transcriptionists of people in power. See Michael Gordon's "defense" of his reporting above. As far as he is concerned, he did exactly what his job description says he's supposed to do -- accurately transcribe the words of people in power. But citizens of a democracy want newspapers to go beyond simply transcribing. Citizens want newspapers to find out what the truth is and report the truth. Newspapers today don't see that as part of their job. Thus evil and venal men of power, using the newspapers as uncritical transcriptionists of their words, find it easy to manipulate a public that cannot figure out what's true and what's not because the truth is literally buried beneath a sea of lies accurately transcribed by newspapers.
So now, you ask, why do newspapers see their job as transcription? I'm not sure. I do know that indoctrinating reporters and editors into this mindset starts early, in "journalism" school, which could be more accurately described as "transcription schools". Future reporters are taught a style of "he said she said" transcription, and taught to never attempt to find out the truth because finding out the truth and reporting it is "analysis" rather than "reporting". Thus they give equal weight to lies and truth on their pages -- that's "fair and balanced", as far as they're concerned. But we as citizens of a democracy need more than equal helpings of lies and truth. We need to know who's telling the truth, so that we can properly execute our duties as citizens. Newspapers aren't giving us what we need, and thus newspapers bleed readership as we turn to other sources, such as the blogosphere. If we had newspapers interested in the truth, we could read newspapers. But we don't. We don't. And not only the newspapers are poorer as they bleed readership, but the nation is poorer for it.
No, not that former Playboy bunny. Editor & Publisher reports on another woman whose death was tragically reported on the very same day. But unlike the useless parasite with no redeeming social value, this woman was a far more serious person. Her name was Jennifer Parcell. She was 20 years old. She joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 2005 and was killed in Iraq. She doesn't get a Wikipedia page. She doesn't get press coverage. She doesn't get thousands of photos of her on the Web. Yet she was a far, far better person than the useless parasite.
Says Centcom's statement: "Cpl. Jennifer M. Parcell, 20, of Bel Air, Md., died Feb. 7 while supporting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. Parcell was assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan." That dry paragraph doesn't say anything about how this young woman sponsored a child in Africa. About her service providing humanitarian assistance in Pakistan after the earthquake there, or about the six medals she earned in her short two years of service. It doesn't say anything about her love of the water, scuba diving and boating, or her hobbies of yoga and music. It doesn't say anything about how she was taking college courses towards her degree, even from Iraq, thanks to the miracles of the Internet. It doesn't say anything about how much she loved her big brother Joseph and wanted to be a Marine like him, and made it come true. It doesn't say much of anything except that she's dead. She will never again scuba dive or hug her brother or help others. She's dead. Dead dead dead. And the world is a worse place for it.
A right wing poster, in a response to a previous posting on my blog, says "The public debate and political disharmony that should never accompany a military mission, justified or not, has put the situation where it is." I respectfully disagree. We live in a democracy, not a military dictatorship. Public debate is what happens in a democracy when our leadership goes to war when it is not clear and obvious that war is necessary. Public debate and political disharmony is a symptom, not a cause. It was the lies that took us into Iraq, and the incompetence thereafter, that cause the public debate and political disharmony, not vice versa. As long as there are young men and women like Jennifer Parcell being placed into harm's way, as long as there are young men and women like Jennifer Parcell being injured, disabled, or killed, we have a right, nay, a duty, as citizens of a democracy to question whether this is a wise and appropriate use of the best of our youth. And if our leaders cannot answer that question to our satisfaction, it is not only our right, but our duty to debate and dissent. That is our duty as a citizen of a democracy. It is sad that some people view it as more important to unify behind leaders who have shown that they are not worthy of such. But as a citizen of a democracy, I have both the right and the duty to respectfully disagree.
--Badtux the Citizen Penguin
There are thousands of photos of the dead parasite on the web but the above is probably the only photo of a serious young woman that will ever be published. Pfc. Jennifer Parcell reads a Medal of Honor citation during a stop at a memorial on Iwo Jima Sept. 27. 2005
After all, he is always showing up in front of our troops wearing a giant codpiece and uniform, showing us all exactly how manly a man he is. Our dear leader obviously loves our troops. Sincerely. At least, his codpiece says he's happy to see them.
Well, at least he loves our troops as long as they're not combat veterans. As of February, VA officials reported, 85,857 of the 360,674 veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq who had separated from active duty — 24% — had sought healthcare from the VA. This included treatment for both physical injuries and mental health problems.
Yet Bush's budget proposal for the VA was far, far below what everybody acknowledges is necessary to care for all the newly-disabled veterans that Bush's dirty little war in Iraq is creating. Thus Congress had to come in and basically back-fill with enough money to give our veterans the medical services they have earned by doing their duty to our nation. As hard as it is to believe, invading random nations, killing their citizens, and standing on the smoking ruins is their duty to our nation -- the Constitution states that they must obey their Commander in Chief, the President of the United States, and President Bush was elected by 3/4ths of the voting age pouplation -- by 1/2 of the people who voted, and by the remainder who were so satisfied with Bush that they didn't bother voting. It's a tough job, but it's one we told them to do, either via our sins of commission or omission, and they damn well deserve the best medical care that America can offer once fulfill their duty.
So the question I have is this: Why does Bush only love our soldiers when he is staring at their dinguses, and hate them all the rest of the time, not giving them the armor and equipment they need, shorting them on medical care, etc.? Curious penguins want to know: Is our Dear Leader yet another victim of that dastardly supervillain, The Gay Agenda, and his evil superweapon the Gay Raygun of Gayness?!
More to follow, after I finish cursing SOB chickenhawks and get my breath back...
"Keep fighting for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce."
-- Molly Ivins, 1944-2007
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