20 09 2004


My homepage is set to www.cnn.com and the main story today was this.

To use a cliche, it’s a vicious cycle of hate. They kill us, fostering hate, then we torture and taunt them, creating more hate back at us. Hate and fear feed each other, too. Who’s right? We both believe we’re working fir the right, but we have different methods. And how is waging an unfound war any different? It only caused us more pain and is reminding me of everything I’ve heard about Viet Nam, minus the mass death. Still, we’ve topped 1,000 deaths in the war. In all fairness, that includes accidental deaths and non-combat deaths. That still wouldn’t have happened if no one showed up there.

Now we see the enemy (and by enemy, I mean the people doing the killing on their side) demanding women from American prisons in Iraq that most likely don’t exist. We have two female “high-value detainees”, but we probably don’t have any other women. Maybe the US is lying, but I don’t think so.

Kerry said today that “Saddam Hussein was a brutal dictator who deserves his own special place in hell. But that was not, in itself, a reason to go to war. The satisfaction we take in his downfall does not hide this fact: We have traded a dictator for a chaos that has left America less secure.”

This life will be a scary life.




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