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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Iraq: Today's Unfortunate Juxtaposition

Some wise guy once said, "A picture is worth a thousand words." A sentiment with which we don't always agree. Unlike our fellow-poster, Ms. Manitoba, we are a words person not a picture person.

Then along comes this offering from Raw Story, and, well, see for yourself.

Soldier tells mom: My goal is to come home with my legs


Here's the video clip.

What if that was your kid? How will you ensure that your kid, or somebody else's, if they're unfortunate enough to be thrown into Bush's meatgrinder, comes home with both legs? Did you write your Congresscritter today? Did you call them? Did you write your mayor, your city council, your newspaper? Is a letter a day enough to help stop the war?

Perhaps you can write your Congresscritter or better yet, the warmonger-in-chief, and tell them that your household has vowed not to spend a single penny on anything except the bare necessities until the war is over.

Consumer spending is what drives the economic machine. The same machine that thrives off grinding up people's children, or parts thereof, in this war. If every American household stopped spending on things they did not need, would the war grind to a halt? Wouldn't it be worth it, to not buy a single new unneeded thing until the war ends, if Lt. Deminico and the men in his platoon come back whole?

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