Friday, May 05, 2006

War is the gateway to hell

Iraqi boy climbs out of a bomb crater that was once his neighborhood in Fallujah.
The following linked article (Our Descent Into Hell Has Begun) is written by a Texas newspaper editor and Vietnam vet. He has put into words what I have been feeling for quite some time about the evil that is being performed in my name and with my confiscated wealth. This particular passage chilled my bones:

In Iraq, our descent into hell, our "Apocalypse Now" moment, has begun. First there was Gitmo, then the global rendition program, then Abu Ghraib, then the pulverizing of Fallujah, and now trigger-happy raids that are filling multitudes of sandy graves with men, women and children. Has "Kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out" become the mission in Babylon? Can't anyone remember Vietnam, where we left behind more than a million dead civilians? In Iraq, we're way past the half-million mark, probably the million mark, if you count the 1990s sanctions. Are the American people as blind and deaf as they seem? Don't we see ourselves walking through the gates of hell and can't we hear the doors clanging shut on our country?

I can and do. What about the rest of you?


Devastatin' Dave said...

Personally, I'm walking thru the gateway at Dulles on my way to Spain. Vaya con dios, mi amigos.

Audie said...

On the bright side, I've always wanted to live in a Rodin sculpture.