Monday, May 28, 2007
Mourn world's war dead, acknowledge war is bad
TUCSON -- Pause today to remember our war dead, and war dead worldwide. Memorial Day is not a day of celebration.
Fly a black flag of mourning along with the stars and stripes.
Some wars may be unavoidable, but not Iraq. War is always a bad and bloody option.
3500 dead American soldiers and growing. Likely hundreds of thousands of dead innocent Iraqi civilians, children and women.
The Iraq war is Bush/Cheney's greatest crime against humanity, for which they will burn in hell.
As I mourn the deaths from our wars, I thank my strong Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) for always being a true and courageous leader against the Iraq war.
Shame on House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and the wimpy majority for voting to pay hundreds of billions more for the thoughtless and pointless massacre in Iraq. As a new Dem, I am deeply disturbed by this.
I still support her, but Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' (D-AZ) unwise vote for more war money looks like political pandering to a handful of pro-war screamers. Maybe she really does feel like we should still be Iraq? I hope not. Giffords has been doing a fine job so far in her freshman term, but this pro-war vote may hurt, not help her in the 2008 election.
Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-AZ) also voted with the Bush/Cheney side for more war funding.
We must unite to end the unneeded and failed Iraq war now.