The Wikileaks revelations about the atrocities committed in Bush's never-ending illegal terror wars have been overshadowed by non-stop coverage of the coming mid-term elections. But, as Amy Goodman so astutely noted in her recent blog (below) war is an election issue. Especially these wars.
These wars have killed or maimed tens -- perhaps hundreds -- of thousands of innocents on both sides for almost a decade now. They have bankrupted our nation; cost billions of mysteriously missing, uncounted taxpayer dollars; ruined our global reputation with our former allies; destroyed our relationship with Muslim nations; ravaged our Constitutional protections; scarred our collective psyche; divided our nation; served as recruitment incentive for would-be terrorists; and replaced our national philosophy from promoting peace and freedom with "aim for the towel," "with us or against us," "defeat the evildoers," "bring it on," and "wanted: dead or alive."
What other issue in America has more far-reaching repercussions than these wars? What other campaign platform carries the weight of torture, decapitation, kidnapping, waterboarding, wiretapping, indefinite detention, bankruptcy, theft, rape, and mass murder?
Please read this from Amy Goodman. There is no more important issue in America today. The terror wars will impact your children's lives, their children's lives, and will be a scar on American history forever.
When will it ever end?