Tuesday, July 03, 2007

4th of July Wishes

I wish that this war in Iraq had never started.

I wish for our troops in harms way that this 4th of July, there will be no explosions, no RPG's, no fireworks in Iraq and I wish that our military wouldn't be waiting for them to start again on July 5th because the war would really be over and they could all come home.

I wish that the person who resides in our White House, the people's house, would just resign and let us heal this country. But I'm afraid, really afraid that he doesn't think he has done anything wrong. I'm more afraid that he really believes he is doing right by this country.

I wish that our Congress would stand up to this administration, really stand up, and use the powers that the Framers of the Constitution gave them more than 200 years ago. It's okay, we will back you, I promise.

I wish that I had never heard the names Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Perle, Rice, Hannity, O'Reilly, Coulter, Limbaugh. They are all a pox on our nation.

I wish that 3586 families were whole again, that those families hearts were not broken by this hideous, endless war. I wish for them one more hug from their loved ones, one last goodbye.

I wish that 20,000+ families did not have to worry whether, when or if their soldier was going to get the medical treatment that she or he needed to make their life as whole as we could get them. We owe them that....for the rest of their lives. If this nation cannot or will not care for our military; we have no business sending them to fight for us.

I wish that the Iraqis will someday forgive us for invading their country on false pretenses and for their oil. The lies of this US administration are forever the fabric of their nation, too.

I wish that the citizens of this country would awake from their slumber and realize that they can and MUST do something to change the misguided course this administration has set this country on. Read the US Constitution; if you don't have time, read the study guide. The work of many minds, the US Constitution stands as a model of cooperative statesmanship and the art of compromise- words that are unfamiliar to this administration.

I wish that Ssgt Keith Maupin, Ahmed Qusai al-Taei, Spc Alex R Jiminez, Pvt Byron W Fouty would all come home alive soon. These are the MIA from Iraq, regardless of the DUSTWUN (Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown) status as the Department of Defense refers to them.

I wish that hundreds of thousands of military families did not live in dread every single day that hearing a knock on their door, was the knock on the door that would change their lives forever.

I wish our country well. We have been battered and bruised before, but never, ever like this and not from inside our government, the people who should be trusted to hold our country firm and safe. I truly believe that there will be better days, but I don't know if it will be in my lifetime.

I wish for all of America, a day with family and friends and a day to remember our country's birthday and our independence from a King with a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.

Finally, a wish from the Declaration of Independence that we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

1 comment:

pogblog said...

Thanks for reminding us of the phrase "repeated injuries & usurpations."

I remain so haunted by the young John Kerry's asking the Senators in 1971, "How do you ask a man to be the last man to die [in Vietnam] for a mistake?"

Also haunted by the Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh saying, "We will fight you for 300 years. We live here."

That young men will continue to die for Mr. Bush's & Mr. Cheney's aggressive ignorance & arrogance steals my sleep.

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