Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Disappointing news

Any of you who know me, know that I was against the attack and invasion of Iraq before it ever started and have been against it the entire time it's been going on. And I will still be against it whenever it ends - which I've always been hoping and praying would be soon. Last week the news on that was not encouraging.

Please read: House votes down exit strategy

Many of us who have been steadfastly opposing all of this have realized that not only was this 'war' launched on lies upon lies, but it was done so without a good plan for victory or a plan for exiting. It's beyond sad that this amendment couldn't be passed. All it does is call for that which we were promised by Bush a long time ago.

There have already been too many American American deaths in Iraq

There has been WAY too many ACTUAL deaths in Iraq

ExPat and I don't always agree on everything, and even when we do, it's often in different amounts. One thing that motivates him a lot more than me is the war on worldwide poverty. So when I read this and thought about what an amazing trade that would have been - all those people still alive and all those people not starving, I'm left sickened and saddened. It never was acceptable and it's only getting worse.