Thursday, October 26, 2006

Mend This World

Go over to Slacktivist and read all of this post -- this is just a bit of it:

Somehow we were sent to invade a nation because it was a direct threat to the American people, or to the world, or harbored terrorists, or was involved in the September 11 attacks, or received weapons-grade uranium from Niger, or had mobile weapons labs, or WMD, or had a need to be liberated, or we needed to establish a democracy, or stop an insurgency, or stop a civil war we created that can’t be called a civil war even though it is. Something like that.

Somehow our elected leaders were subverting international law and humanity by setting up secret prisons around the world, secretly kidnapping people, secretly holding them indefinitely, secretly not charging them with anything, secretly torturing them. Somehow that overt policy of torture became the fault of a few “bad apples” in the military.

Somehow back at home, support for the soldiers meant having a five-year-old kindergartener scribble a picture with crayons and send it overseas, or slapping stickers on cars, or lobbying Congress for an extra pad in a helmet. It’s interesting that a soldier on his third or fourth tour should care about a drawing from a five-year-old; or a faded sticker on a car as his friends die around him; or an extra pad in a helmet, as if it will protect him when an IED throws his vehicle 50 feet into the air as his body comes apart and his skin melts to the seat.

And then get out in November and vote these evil, evil, evil bastards out of power.

Do it.


Anonymous said...

When I deployed to Iraq in early 2003, I really thought that the War on Terrorism and the War in Iraq were synonymous terms.

I am positive now that America has done all the good that it can and is now causing a terrible situation.

zelda1 said...

I watch as the house of cards falls all around bush and his criminal cohorts and I smile.