I always read the names and hometowns of the soldiers killed to help line the pockets of the criminals from the Military Industrial Complex. These brave men and women who are just trying to help others, and sacrifice their lives for the avarice and capriciousness of scumbags like Dick Cheney and careerist asshole liars like Stan the Man McChrystal. Today, a name sent me looking, Andrew R. Looney, from Owasso, OK. A suburb of Tulsa. I knew a couple of Looney’s, and the kid was two years younger than my daughter. I looked up his memorial page on-line and read down to “….his parents, Martha and Cleo…” and I reflexively said, “oh, thank god, it’s not Paul’s kid”
That is fucked up to the highest degree—I don’t believe in gods, and it doesn’t matter if this kid was the child of an old high school chum—another person’s child got killed in this stupid effort to make money for Dick Cheney and his buddies. Spc Andrew R. Looney already had his foot blown off in Iraq, and those motherfuckers sent him back to Afghanistan to finish him off.
Looney wasn’t alone:
From Crooks: n Afghanistan, the deaths of 17 soldiers: SPC Joseph Johnson, 24, of Flint, Mich.; PFC Gunnar Hotchkin, 31, of Naperville, Ill.; SPC Nathan W. Cox, 27, Fremont, Calif.; PFC Benjamin Park, 25, Fairfax Station, VA; SSG James G. Hunter, 25, South Amherst, Ohio; SPC Scott A. Andrews, 21, of Fall River, Mass.; LCpl Timothy G. Serwiniowski, 21, North Tonawanda, N.Y.; SPC Joseph P. Dohrenwend, 20, Milford, Ohio; 1SG Eddie Turner, 41, Fort Belvoir, Va.; PFC David P. Miller, 19, Wilton, N,Y.; SPC Andrew R. Looney, 22m Owasso, OK; Cpl Claudio Patino IV, 22, Yorba Linda, Calif.; Cpl. Kevin A. Cueto, 23, San Jose, Calif.; Cpl. Joshua R. Dumaw, 23, Spokane Valley, Wash.; PFC Anthony T. Justesen, 22, Wilsonville, Ore.; PFC Russell E. Madden, 29, Dayton, Ky.; and 1SG Robert N. Barton, 35, Roxie, Miss.