This last paragraph had me crying with rage and anger. I am learning that this hopeless anger is not healthy and does not solve anything; I am also learning that perhaps simply blogging about these issues is a waste of time, but sometimes there doesn’t seem like there is anything else to do. What will I do when these stories are coming from Iran? Will it be different? Will I try to be more proactive? Will there be anything I could do? Is there anything any of us could do to stop these wars? Please tell me; I need to know.
Here is the passage from Baghdad Burning that finally got me to write something:
Americans in America are still debating on the state of the war and occupation- are they winning or losing? Is it better or worse.
Let me clear it up for any moron with lingering doubts: It’s worse. It’s over. You lost. You lost the day your tanks rolled into Baghdad to the cheers of your imported, American-trained monkeys. You lost every single family whose home your soldiers violated. You lost every sane, red-blooded Iraqi when the Abu Ghraib pictures came out and verified your atrocities behind prison walls as well as the ones we see in our streets. You lost when you brought murderers, looters, gangsters and militia heads to power and hailed them as Iraq’s first democratic government. You lost when a gruesome execution was dubbed your biggest accomplishment. You lost the respect and reputation you once had. You lost more than 3000 troops. That is what you lost America. I hope the oil, at least, made it worthwhile.
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