Monday, May 28, 2007

Mourn world's war dead, acknowledge war is bad

War is not the answer. Wounded little girl in Iraq.

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.

1 comment:

Jeneiene said...

I'm so thoroughly disgusted with the Dems I could vomit. Where's the backbone? Maybe if more of their own children were overseas getting blown to bits, it would hasten their resolve. Way to go, weak and shifty liberals. Viva Grijalva! He is truly my only hope and very much my hero.