Has it ever for a microsecond occurred to Bush that he should feel a sliver of responsibility for the violence? Has he forgotten that he was warned by many world leaders that an invasion of Iraq would upset the entire Middle East? Of course not. When hes right, hes right. If hes wrong, why, certainly, hed fess up. But hes never been wrong. Not about WMD, mushroom clouds, mistaking Saddam for Osama, insufficient body armor, Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame, knowing Abramoff, response to natural disasters, Cheneys playing with firearms, yada, yada, yada.
But whats really striking is that this latest proclamation regarding the Iraqi choice could and should be said about our own option here at home. Under George, we have chaos. My family has a particular kind. Its caused by loss and grief. Bush has brought suffering to 2,296 families whove heard the words: We regret to inform you. And lets never forget our maimed. We occasionally see some of them on television, thanks to MSNBCs Imus, who encourages viewers to donate money to a rehabilitation facility for the war injured. Most of the mainstream media guys and dolls give little airtime to this national heartbreak.
Im sooooo tired of waiting for people to care enough to turn off their favorite escapism television shows and look into the faces of the families who are mourning. Hey, is there anybody out there whos wandered to this site out of curiosity so that Im not just preaching to the choir? If so, are you interested in learning? Okay, pick up Howard Zinns A Peoples History of the United States and become educated about the evils of imperialism. Examine the failure of the Viet Nam War. In fact, read the chapter on Viet Nam and substitute the word Iraq. You may start crying. And understand that the actions of the insurgency in Iraq would be our own if we were invaded and occupied by another country.