As Americans have faced the crisis that has shocked Wall Street and McCain’s erratic behavior in dealing with it; there is one unresolved issue that I do have with McCain. This issue burns within every fiber of my being. It is his unbridled support for the war in Iraq. For his support of this war and its continuance, I can never forgive John McCain for how many troops have come home in coffins and how many innocent Iraqi citizens have been murdered at the hands of the United States government. As the media concentrates on Wall Street, the war in Iraq wages on and people are dying daily. I guess greed is more important than human lives.
In November of 2005, I wrote an article titled, Why are they not in front of their cameras calling Bush a butcher? I originally wrote it for a web site that is no longer online, but thankfully another site picked it up. I say thankfully because I want to drive home a message. That message is that John McCain has backed this war from day one and was even calling for us to bomb them right after 9/11 without fully knowing who it was that attacked us. I do remember before Shock and Awe commenced which was the first strike on Iraq, the late Pope John Paul II stated, “You go without God” Because of his vote and support of this immoral war, he does not deserve to become the next president of the United States.
While the economy has superseded the Iraq War within this campaign; with me it has not. As we have heard many politicians speaking of the pain and suffering that will be felt by Americans due to the crisis on Wall Street any pain and suffering we will feel is small in comparison to how the Iraqi people have suffered. I do not say that to be cruel or uncaring, but to wake the American electorate up!
I can sympathize with the pain that some Americans are feeling as their homes are foreclosed, but I want all to think of this: Iraqis have had their homes bombed by both Bush and McCain. Imagine just for a second, you are an Iraqi family quietly eating dinner at home as a bomb comes raining down killing all. You want to speak of terror: It is a terror that really none of us have even felt.
While I have embedded within many articles how much this war has cost us up to now which is over $500 billion and counting, it is not so much the monetary figure that bothers me, but the images. For over five years now, I have seen such horrific images coming out of Iraq and the silent-rage battles within me. While at first seeing such horrific images shocked and horrified me, now I am almost desensitized to them. But, the anger is still just under the surface.
I used to warn my readers if there were horrific photos contained within my pieces and at this point, I no longer issue such warnings, because I want the American people to finally get what this war has cost. One piece I wrote concerning whether or not Congressman Pete Stark owed an apology to Bush has consistently been the top read piece on my blog. In that one particular piece, you will see THE most horrific photos and I want you to take a good look at them. I blame Senator McCain since he has been so supportive of this immoral war. To those who support McCain and may be reading this, take a good look and be horrified! To those still undecided voters, take a look as well and see what four more years of a Republican administration will do the most innocent amongst us as well as our soldiers.
If there was ever a feed to make me physically ill was our raid on Fallujah as reported by RAI News 24, which is an Italian satellite television channel. I am seriously asking all that read this column view this feed to understand not my anger, but the anger towards our country. This feed chronicles our use of white phosphorous in Fallujah, which literally melts the skin right down to the bones. Did the Iraqi people ever deserve this?
While in a few short weeks, a new president will be elected and if God forbid it is McCain, my anger for Bush will automatically switch to him for first voting for it and turning a blind-eye on a genocide of innocent people who did nothing to warrant this. By the way, my anger has been directed at him from the get-go. It is not so much his erratic behavior that angers me and gives me fright, it is his plan on more wars such as this as we go forward.
As some of us think: We cannot take another four years of a Republican administration, the Iraqi people are praying for their very lives right now. They must be at least praying that we the American people have had ENOUGH and have come to our senses. Do we as Americans sentence the Iraqi people to four more years of death and destruction? If we are truly a compassionate people, then the answer must be NO! The merciful thing for us to do as a people is to elect Senator Barack Obama.
As Sarah Palin stated that she would wish to go to war with Russia and is so gung-ho in backing this most heinous war in Iraq, I would invite her as a mom to view this feed as I have done on several occasions. In that Fallujah feed, you will see the burnt bodies of little children. When I first viewed that feed, I could not go to bed at night without seeing those horrific images flash in my mind. I cannot even fathom how those that survived Fallujah are coping with this massacre. Would Sarah Palin want her own children to feel the ravages of war as these Iraqi children have had to endure for the past five years?
I have often said of the Iraqi people they have suffered a 9/11 event on a daily basis for over five years and the time has come to end their suffering. We must stand up for them as we go to the polls and say, we the American people on behalf of the Iraqi people have had ENOUGH!
In my original piece where I embedded this feed of Fallujah, I asked certain questions and I will tweak them to fit John McCain.
Do you finally get it now why so many are angry that we went to war?
Is this the best leadership we can present to the world?