Monday, January 01, 2007
From Father to Son to You
While I prefer to start a new year on a positive note, no good beginnings can come to pass without first ending the horror of our occupation in civil war-torn Iraq. This NYT story is a wake-up call for those of you who feel no personal connection to the soldiers, airman, marines, sailors and millions of Iraqis in mortal danger daily. This is the story of a soldier who wrote a journal for his infant son in case he didn't come back from Iraq. If you know no one that serves in the military, certainly you do have family; sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, parents. The people that serve are all of those family members. Click through the 3000 dead faces of war. There is a slaughter and a virtual holocaust going on in Iraq. There is a full-blown holocaust ongoing in Darfur, but while the American public has virtually ignored that tragedy, we didn't create it. We made Iraq.
Drawing from Charles Monroe's journal to his son. Watch the multimedia of the journal.
Please for the love of all that is good and honorable about Americans, make your New Year's resolution to do what you can to participate in ending the US participation in Iraq. Contact your Senators and Congress. Insist they cut funding and bring our troops home now. When are enough dead bodies enough? 3000 and counting.
[H/T to Meta for the NYT link]