Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Pearl Harbor Day

Not that I was around back then, but having grown up on military bases you might imagine that this day was acknowledged a little more than in the general public. The Iraq war is a debacle and one we never should have been involved in. Talk about your land wars in Asia! News & Politics | War Room: "Sixty-four years ago today, Japanese aircraft attacked U.S. Naval forces at Pearl Harbor. The United States went to war against the country that it attacked it. Four years later, that country had surrendered and the war in the Pacific was over.

It has been four years since al-Qaida attacked the United States. We've gone to war against one country that provided a safe haven for those who attacked and with one country that had nothing to do with the attacks and no collaborative relationship with the attackers. Four years later, both wars continue. In Afghanistan the U.S. military says 22 Taliban guerrillas have just been killed in fighting with U.S. and local troops. In Iraq, at least 27 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Baghdad police station. More than 250 U.S. troops have died in Afghanistan. More than 2,130 Americans have lost their lives in Iraq. Untold numbers of Afghanis and Iraqis have been killed -- are being killed -- as the two wars continue."
This country is fracturing, it's heart is being broken. Four years later and all we have is heartache and loss. The chasm between the haves and the have nots is currently on the scale of the Grand Canyon with no possibility of crossing over or getting around.

And the band played on.

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