Monday, July 21, 2008

July 21: No ordinary day.

As of today, the United States has been engaged in Iraq War II for a period exceeding that of our involvement in WW I and WW II combined.

Let us continue to resist.


DivaJood said...

The numbers, the waste, the audacity of Bushco's arrogance - it is beyond staggering. And for no reason other than a coward's ego - the Wanna-be Cowboy, Dubya.

What could we have done with the wasted money? Health care; rebuilding our infrastructure; education; energy alternatives. On, and on, and on.

Mariamariacuchita said...

Agree with the Diva. but then I generally seem to agree with her.

just curious, but do you have any specific ideas for resistance?

eProf2 said...

I wish we didn't need reminders of such dates in history like this one. Bush will go down in the books as the worst president who didn't have to resign or be impeached. How he avoided resignation and impeachment is beyond my comprehension.

Border Explorer said...

Diva, I hate him. There, it's said.

Maria, I still stand on the streetcorner to signal my opposition in public. I try in private to live as counter-(the prevalent warmongering)culturally as I can.

eProf: I don't get it either. Yeah, and how did he steal not one but two elections??? Must be very well-connected. Makes me inclined to believe in conspiracy theories.

Really, I can hardly believe this factoid. It's incredible. I learned it on the Dubuque (IA) Justice and Peace Listserv.

FranIAm said...

Holy crap.

Tragedy heaped upon tragedy.

Border Explorer said...

To Clarify:
OK, I was working in the garden tonight and thinking about this post and how I stated that I hate Bush. Well, I suppose that's not very un-warmongerish of me. When I think about it more, I really have to say that I don't actually hate that man. I don't even know him personally. I simply hate what I think he represents. I hate his ilk. I hate what he has done and has allowed others to do. I hate the destruction of our nation and the planet and the future and untold millions of people in the present. There's more, but that's a good start.

D.K. Raed said...

It's just amazing that one man (well, one man and his puppetmaster) could be responsible for the so much destruction. Destruction of America, destruction of many other countries and peoples, destruction of the planet. I'm afraid of how long the ripple effect will be with us. There will be many new words & phrases coined that will become shorthand for cowardly criminal ... something like "the bush effect". Him & Cheney & others NEVER testifying on record or under oath says it all. J'Accuse!

Border Explorer said...

Very good point on the cowardly avoidance of testimony, DK. I think I'll start using the phrase "the Bush effect" immediately. Good one!

To me, the initiation of Gulf War II was all the more appalling in that millions of people all around the globe marched in the streets in opposition of it before it was ever launched. All to no avail. It feels so sinister, as though we're cogs in a machine that we can't control. I try to focus on the millions of marchers. Their manifest opposition gives me hope. There's just too much apathy these days.

Mariamariacuchita said...

I also like "the Bush effect."
Living well is not only the best revenge, but a way to live in harmony.

Jan said...

Thanks. . . .I hadn't realized this. Stupid, asinine, ridiculous, and devastating.

Border Explorer said...

Maria, the only thing I can really change is myself. I hope to continuously improve in the harmony factor.

Jan, thanks for summing it up succinctly.