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Saturday, September 11, 2004

Now, Where Did I Leave My Soapbox.....

We did nothing special today to honor those lost on Sept 11th - went to a flea market, Home Depot, I bought yarn at AC Moore's, took The Appetite to the chinese buffet. After all it's not a holiday - but I think the twin towers and the 2749 lives lost were just on the edge of things all day, like something you see out of the corner of your eye but disappears when you look away. I can't believe it's been 3 years since they were blown up - I can still remember being stopped while biking on Dune road by some guy in a pickup truck almost in tears yelling they blew up the towers. I got home and turned on the TV just in time to see the second one fall.  But did you know that the tally of deaths in Iraq, the war that followed, is now up to 1139? And that's just coalition deaths, that number doesn't include the civillian deaths.Those wounded in the war - 6497. As far as I can tell the terrorist threat was always there,but now it's in overdrive. There were no "weapons of mass destruction" though there are some that will still swear the Iraq move them around so we can't find them. Of course we managed to destroy the historic palaces in the effort to find them. And all we have to show for it is some broken down dictator. I've got no problem with the soldiers we sent over there, I admire them for standing up for their country, after all without our armed forces we wouldn't enjoy the freedom we have today  and I'm proud of my son and cousins for serving. But don't you think this war needs to end? We've proved nothing, made a pool of grieving families just that much larger and have gotten our country into a war situation that there's no graceful way of pulling out of. I don't have the answers and won't even hazard a guess - but I do know this war just needs to end. If we truly wish to honor the victims of Sept 11th, we need to find a better way than piling up more bodies.

1 comment:

kath1996 said...

Amen....from your mouth to Bush's ears.