Tuesday, April 10, 2007
tuesday post for peace
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Find and post a photo of the Iraq War.
What does this photo say to you about the war?
Do you think this photo could change others' minds about the war?
no- i don't think that the photo- or any photos could change anyone else's mind about the war. the people who want to 'stay the course' are not going to be swayed by the fact that there is no running water or sewer service in many parts of iraq. there is no garbage pickup or electricity. no way to cook or clean amidst rubble and debris. no schools to go to or jobs because it isn't safe- and they have been bombed. this photo to me says that we have disrupted an entire system that we take for granted. this photo says that these people's lives are on hold from daily routine and life- awaiting to see if they will simply survive. before the liars in the bush administration started the iraq war, hussein ruled with an iron fist that was harsh and cruel. but the people survived. they did what they needed to do to survive and the majority of them went about their daily lives. what happened in iraq was not right but it was not our place to step in. particularly in light of the way our country conducts itself. but what we have done to the iraqi people is far worse. we have taken their livelihoods and futures away from them. we have taken their hope and we have taken their money- and we are not leaving them with freedom. we are leaving them with rubble and hatred.