Back in the run-up to Iraq, as I recall, about 80% of the country was on-board and war-hungry.
I remember how few of us were sane in those days.
I remember the horror that filled us as we watched our fellow citizens froth and rant and -- frankly -- say the most appalling things, give the most bizarre justifications for going to war against a country that obviously had nothing to do with the attacks on 9/11, and obviously had no Weapons of Mass Destruction, and obviously had done nothing to justify being attacked.
I remember those of us arguing against the war being called traitors and (this one by my own brother) terrorists.
Well, this time it is not even that.
This time almost everyone in the country is opposed to this war -- another useless, unjustified, unfunded, destructive war, which will kill thousands (if we're lucky) or hundreds of thousands of innocent people, for no good reason -- except, I suppose, to make a few already disgustingly wealthy men even richer.
And even I, as cynical as I am, can't actually believe that's why we're going to war -- to make Halliburton richer? Really?
But on the other hand, I can't see any other justification for this war.
The reasons we're hearing from Obama and McCain and the rest being such transparent bullshit, I mean.
If anyone can give me a real reason, I'll listen.
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