I am so outraged. Congress once again approved another blank check for more unending war, more occupation, and more brutality in Iraq. But heaven forbid you remind the members of congress of the cost of the war to the Iraqi people. If you do you'll get responses like "you have the nerve", "I know that", "spare me", "who told you the democrats caved" or even an outstretched hand.
Worse were those representatives, if you can call them that, that justified the Iraq war by saying to me "I didn't vote for the appropriation" knowing full well that it is a brutal occupation costing countless lives. This is the morality of those in office, a simple negative vote absolves them instantly.
The only rep that connected with our message was Mr. Murtha, a combat veteran in Vietnam. Seeing us as he returned from voting on the appropriation for more plunder, he came right up to us and embraced us. He then counted out on his fingers what $550 billion could do besides war.
So why only Mr. Murtha? Where are all the other representatives? Shouldn't they be embracing us too? Can this brutal occupation be justified on any grounds? Why do they persist in supporting it? Though I tried at every opportunity to explain that this war is completely unfair, not just illegal and immoral, none of them ever agreed with me.
The only question now that matters is who will end this war? Us or the Iraqi people.