Sunday, March 19, 2006

Three Years and Dying

Three years of invasion/war/quagmire/civil war.

Today, I find it difficult to use the words, “Three Year Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq”. I think of anniversaries as something to celebrate. There can be no celebration of this war. Instead, today is the third annual reminder of one of, if not the worst, mistakes of our lifetime. I see it as a day to mourn all those who were killed in this struggle and a reminder that three years ago today we began killing people in Iraq and people in Iraq began killing American troops. The killing probably won’t take a day off today.

Thanks to you, President bush, you, Vice President Cheney and you, Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, we have been in a war of your choosing for three years. Because of you and your poor decisions, our country invaded a non-threatening country and three years later we see a country in deadly turmoil. The invasion, the resulting deaths and the heartache are now your shame. Three years of shame is not a cause for anything but remorse, and we see no evidence to suggest that you are capable of feeling remorse. While families mourn for the ones they have lost, the battle continues, and today marks the third year of your deadly mistakes and their heartbreaking pain and mourning. The dying continues and your victory is evasive. The future looks no kinder than the past. We’re all asking when will it end and you refuse to tell us why it began, three years ago today.

18 Comments:

Blogger Frederick said...

It's that time of year again. Ah the memories.

March 19, 2006 7:05 AM  
Blogger a rose is a rose said...

shooter was just on meet the press or tim russert or whatever (they are all blending into one for me) and there IS NO REMORSE

NONE

March 19, 2006 8:01 AM  
Blogger poopie said...

No remorse whatsoever. That's the real tragedy.

March 19, 2006 8:10 AM  
Blogger An Angry Old Broad said...

I hate this.My son's birthday is this week(he'll be 12),so now the war and my baby's birthday are tied together in my head.Nice going George.

In six years,if this madness is still persisting,I will do anything it takes to keep my son out of Iraq.Or Iran,or wherever else this idiotic Take Over the World plot is headed.Unless he insists on going,and even then,I'm afraid I might have to resort to some sort of intervention.

March 19, 2006 8:43 AM  
Blogger Left of Center said...

From The Art of War: All War is based on Deception. Three years of lies, death, profitering, and fear mongering. Wake up

March 19, 2006 9:01 AM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

No change until The People rise up and throw these crooks out of office.

Time for Revolution or we will perish, drowning in our own apathy.

March 19, 2006 9:54 AM  
Blogger eProf2 said...

Morning PoP:

Tomorrow is not a celebration as we generally use the term but an abomination of overreaching power by a power hungry cabal -- sadly, in our nation's White House. While the opposition to the war grows, I only see entrenchment of an idea ("growing democracy in the middle-east") gone awfully wrong. I wish I could see "light at the end of the tunnel" for our withdrawal from Iraq, but I don't right now. A bigger idea has to trump the Bush ideas. Support the troops: Bring them home, now! Before there is a 4th anniversary.

March 19, 2006 10:47 AM  
Blogger windspike said...

Hey all, if you have the stomach for it, you can view all two minutes of W's speechifying about the auspicoius occasion over at my location or at the whitehouse spin pages. Through it all, you will find no remorse, tears, weeping, or any shread of humanity in it.

blog on all.

March 19, 2006 12:00 PM  
Blogger shutterwi said...

POP

Nice post! Damn you write well!

W

March 19, 2006 12:02 PM  
Blogger PTCruiser said...

Well said, PoP. I went to the anti-war rally in SF yesterday, and while I enjoy participating in it, I hope to God I don't have to go again next year.

March 19, 2006 3:21 PM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

ptcruiser, I hope for the same thing. But I just don't know. I'm glad that you attended the rally. Thank you!

March 19, 2006 3:57 PM  
Blogger Nash said...

There were anti-war demonstrations all around the world today. CNN gave them 15 seconds of coverage. Then they showed 5 minutes of Bush getting off his helicopter and making some meaningless comments.

March 19, 2006 4:52 PM  
Blogger Nash said...

Giant storm hits down under.
More evidence of global warming

March 19, 2006 4:53 PM  
Blogger Rory Shock said...

good letter ... they should be forced to read it

March 19, 2006 7:46 PM  
Anonymous joe S. said...

The title of this post could have easily been written as:
"Three Year OF Dying"

March 20, 2006 3:50 AM  
Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

Remorse? Hell, the only remorse they feel is that somebody's taking pictures of it! Everything would be just fine without the pictures! Then they could just deny the truth and pump the oil!

March 20, 2006 6:06 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

It's a day of mourning... for the Iraqi and coalition dead, for the US and for the rest of us who wait for sanity and an inclusive vision of planet earth.

So much time and so many lives wasted and we're years behind where we were in 2001.

March 21, 2006 5:06 PM  
Blogger TheAlGuy said...

yes I think it is time to put a woman in chargeand since you brought it up why not you...

March 25, 2006 9:15 AM  

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