a tuesday post for peace

isn't this reason enough to stop this stupidity?

"Over 1,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed since three US soldiers were kidnapped in Iraq.
During that time, the predominant focus of thousands of US troops has been to locate those three soldiers.
What does this say to you about the priorities and ethos behind the Iraq War?"

this could be a fairly short post. it says to me what it has been saying to me from day 1- we shouldn't be there. the war is being handled like everything else in this country- poorly. millions of dollars are spent on a new embassy and new military bases in iraq- while homes and schools and businesses are destroyed. the infrastructure of iraq is crumbling, and we don't have enough armor for troops- but the priority is to find 3 soldiers. not that i am against the three- but how many other soldiers have been in that position and not found? what irks me is that this is a distraction and a publicity ploy- at the expense of our men and women in uniform.

here's the deal- i don't know if i am going to use the questions from
one million blogs for peace anymore. it's a fine idea and i will continue to post for peace- but really. i would rather focus on what people are doing or ways we can work for peace- we already know why we shouldn't be there. we already know why we should bring the troops home. so- i am urging you to post ideas and results on post for peace tuesdays- and throw in the fluff too if you want.

cross posted at
life's journey and the peace train


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