They Gave the Last Full Measure of Devotion to What?

Email Print
FacebookTwitterShare

Speaking recently at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Fla., Obama, echoing another tyrant (Abe Lincoln), said that U.S. soldiers (and DEA agents) who just died in Afghanistan gave “the last full measure of devotion.” Devotion to what? The U.S. empire? The military? The president? The warfare state? The tragic thing is that many of those who died thought they were devoting themselves to defending the United States. Sad, so sad.

7:21 pm on October 29, 2009
  • LRC Blog

  • LRC Podcasts