Topic: Iraq War
This week has decimated the veneer of calm and confidence the White House has been trying to maintain through the crises of the past few months. Perhaps karma has finally caught up to these villainous creatures. The indictment on “Scooter” only scratches the surface of how corrupt and evil these bastards truly are. Evil isn’t a adjective to be thrown around lightly, but destroying someone’s career to protect your boss, not to mention distorting the facts to lead the country to war; a war to prove an idealistic ideology of neoconservative doctrine, seems at the least morally bankrupt. The death and destruction that has followed this misadventure is so tragic and appalling it makes me want to hang my head in shame as an American.
I wonder where is the outrage to this travesty of judgment and respect for human lives. Sure, the Presidents approval tanking, but the true anger which I feel seems to absent from most of America. People have died for naught. People, not just soldiers and insurgents; but also innocent men, women, and children, have been killed and maimed by the thousands. Up to 100,000 Iraqi civilians have died since the war began. We, as Americans, do not see the true story, the true images of pain and agony on our televisions and in our newspapers. We have censures and standards which shield us from seeing the carnage up close, unedited, and raw. Perhaps we should look into the cold, dead eyes of a bloodied corpse of a child, collateral damage in part of an American mission to take out an insurgent meeting. Or perhaps we should see the coffins of dead soldiers streaming into America on a regular basis to put an image to match the numbers strolling across the scream while we watch two talking heads ague on CNN. Maybe we need to see the true face of war. Look at the gore, blood, and destruction and come to terms with what kind of business we are really in.