Sunday, October 01, 2006

Who is Thinking About the War?

The man who is filming a documentary about my life as a Gold Star Mom told me tonight that it is very important story that will hopefully change how people think about this awful war.

My reply? Some days I just wish people would think about the damned war!

Sad to say, Trent Lott, R-Mississippi, confirmed on Friday that Republican senators and the president don't. He (Bush) doesn't and the real people out in the real world don't for the most part."

President Bush barely mentioned the war in Iraq when he met with Republican senators behind closed doors in the Capitol Thursday morning and was not asked about the course of the war,.

"No, none of that," Lott told reporters after the session when asked if the Iraq war was discussed. "You're the only ones who obsess on that.
Real people in the real world? Mr Lott, let me invite you to spend a day in my real world. Imagine a day without your only child because some incompetent, callous, heartless, ineffectual so called legislators continue to support a war that should never have happened in the first place. Everyone of them should be ashamed of themselves when they look in the mirror each morning.

Some days we Gold Star families who are standing up and speaking out feel hopeless. Most days I think this occupation and George Bush's Global War on Terror will last for the rest of my life, but I won't stand by and let it happen without some noise from me. Anyone who listens to me will make no mistake where I stand.

I already gave this country the best of me. What about the rest of this country? What are you doing to stop the war? To stop the madness? Major General R Batiste (Ret) told members of Congress last week that one percent of the population (is) shouldering the burdens (in this war). That one percent are the military families.

I know that members of the Bush administration don't care, but what about the rest of you? How often do you think about the war? Those of you who are reading this have to. I won't NOT let you; it's my job.

Honestly, if George's war was so important to the national interest of the country, wouldn't everyone be willing to sacrifice? Iraq isn't that important. George says it's so, but it's not. REALLY.

1 comment:

pogblog said...

It won't help much to hear this, but I am phoning into Ohio & Pennsylvania & New Mexico & Iowa from my computer using MoveOn's lists to support the Democratic candidates who are quite clear on the madness of this war. The people I get to talk to do have an Iraq bgo -- a blinding glimpse of the obvious -- and one of them said, "I wouldn't vote for a Republican if they pushed needles under my nails."