protest of pictures
Wampum has a great idea!
This evening, millions of mothers in Iraq will put their babies like Kezzie to bed, not knowing if they will survive the night.
It may be somewhat of a silent protest, but I urge anyone with a webpage or blog, anyone who is firmly against the terror this Administration is about to unleash upon the children of Iraq, to put up photos of your most beloved children, whether they be your own sons or daughters, your nieces, nephews, grandchildren or those of your close friends.
So here are my girls, as a reminder of the children about to be sacrified on the altar of Bush's war plans.
The US certainly has a right to defend itself--even defend itself preemptively, and absolutely no one questions that. The problem has been and continues to be Bush's assertion of the right to launch attacks against anyone he personally deems might pose a threat, especially in light of conspicuous downplaying of much more potent threats like Korea. Bush's attempts to produce evidence have been laughed at by nearly everyone who wasn't already convinced.
Iraq poses no threat to the US at all--certainly no threat that isn't much more prominent in other nations, and no threat that requires an invasion in the face of worldwide opposition. Yet we're about to launch an attack against a nation that hasn't attacked us, and without UN approval. I hope the war goes well and quickly and is at least over with soon, but I reamain convinced we're making a terrible mistake.
Y'know, there's at least one Web log that posts some not-safe-for-work pictures and dedicates them to various bloggers. I was wondering this morning if someone ought not to post pictures of Iraqi civilian casualties (not that the US media will likely carry too many...) and dedicate them, one at a time, to the warbloggers who seem so eager to shed Iraqi blood on such flimsy pretext.