Monday, December 19, 2005

The news about Iraq continues to be depressing...

This morning I'm not feeling much of the spirit of Peace that is supposed to be part of this season. I keep asking myself: what the hell are we doing in Iraq?

Bush, aided and abetted by the mainstream media, sold a war that was based on lies and misrepresentations. It was a war instigated by an all-powerful Neo-Con lobby in Washington.

I didn't listen to the speech of President Bush last night because I don't trust him as our leader anymore. Long before we marched into Iraq I said this adventure was doomed to failure. It now looks like the recent election will result in a pro-Iranian theocracy taking control of the country. That's not victory.

The sad fact is that many young Americans are loosing their lives in a war that is not waged for a noble cause.

This past weekend the late Eugene McCarthy passed away. I remember when he courageously challenged the morality of the war we were waging in Vietnam. We need the same kind of leader today to help bring an end to our occupation of Iraq.