Sunday, March 18, 2007

Commemoration of This War

It's four years of this war now. More than 3000 American soldiers dead, and we don't seem to keep count of the tens of thousands of others. I'm sure you can find people in Iraq, perhaps especially some of those in Kurdistan or the relatively peaceful southern Shiite regions where some are glad the Americans blasted their way in.

But if you ask the rest-- the ones who have lost family members and friends, who have had to desert their homes, who have no jobs, no functioning infrastructure, not even a modicum of a sense of safety in their daily lives-- let alone if you could ask the ones dead from American bombs and bullets, from insurgent and terrorist bombs and bullets-- if it was worth it, do you really think they would say yes? Does anyone really think those people are glad about this war our leaders chose to force us into?

There are many events around the country today and tomorrow and all week commemorating the U.S.'s foolish, brutal war. Where I live, there is a walk at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow from South Orange Town Hall to Maplewood town hall.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No one is happy for war and the people of Iraq are no different, but I bet they are happy that Saddam's sons aren't raping their daughters on the way to their weddings anymore and that there isn't the fear of chemical genocide or that his torture rooms are closed. Just something to think about while musing about "THE GREAT SATAN".