tuesday post for peace
"more foreign soldiers have now been killed in Iraq than were killed in the 9/11 attacks. While there are obvious distinctions in the manner of death and status of the dead (civilian vs. military), the fact remains that each dead person leaves a gaping and torturous hole in the world of the people they leave behind.
Could you imagine politicians leveling the same rhetoric against the Iraq War that was leveled against 9/11?
Do you feel that those responsible for perpetrating the war have any sense of this responsibility they bear?"
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the short answer is no and no. the folks who got us into the iraq war had their own agenda that had nothing to do with 9/11. in fact, they used 9/11 as a catalyst to move forward to go into iraq- and now, we are in a nightmarish quagmire that is bankrupting the country financially and 'leaving a gaping and torturous hole' where the many civilians and military personnel have been killed.
as far as feeling a sense of responsibility, no. the architects of this war feel nothing for anyone. how else to explain why they are unresponsive and flat out ignore the will of the very people they are supposed to represent. they continue to operate in secrecy against the best interest of america and the rest of the world- to push forward their own secret agenda. they are out to further their own interests at the expense of the iraqis and the american people.
these people, and many of their rank and file followers in america and worldwide, don't really think about nor care about the people being killed so regularly. they are 'collateral damage' and since it is necessary to further their agenda, unavoidable. the talent, creativity, and all out brain drain created by the killing, wounding, maiming, and mental wounding of thousands of people in both parts of the world- will be felt for generations. to be the cause of that- as a nation- is not something i live with easily.
cross posted at life's journey and the peace train