Tuesday, September 11, 2007



September 11th…

Now it’s a double tragedy. Thousands upon thousands of people are dead for no reason at all. Iraq had nothing to do with the attacks of September 11th and yet we “had” to invade that country for some bizarre reason known only to this fascist administration and the war profiteering Halliburton. The good will received by the United States from foreign countries was squandered and Americans were stabbed in the back with a presidential, imperial power grab that was all excused in the name of security, freedom, and patriotism when it really was the suppression of dissent and debate. But reality has finally trumped ideology. The miserable state of affairs in Iraq and the wasted lives of our soldiers, have proven that the Wal-Mart-itzation of war, and incompetence do not magically bring democracy to the world. Nor do they avenge the people we lost on September 11th. The toppling of the Taliban in Afghanistan was the opportunity to go after the ones who attacked us and the ones who gave the terrorists shelter but valuable resources and personnel were diverted to the neocon dream war of Iraq and the operation was unfinished. The killers including Bin Ladin got away and religious extremists are back to threaten the region.

Remember those killed on September 11th and remember how their horrific deaths were used by greedy power mongers to do terrible things at home and abroad.

9 comments:

Arkonbey said...

amen.

ladybug said...

You hit the nail on the head w/the "Walmartization of war"...

War's always been profitable, but the cost is ALWAYS too high.

Don Snabulus said...

huzzah!

Anonymous said...

Nicely said.

Dean

Pandabonium said...

Well said indeed. In these times, wisdom and compassion are the rarest of gems.

The Moody Minstrel said...

Well said.

Swinebread said...

I know this is supposed to be a comic culture blog but I just had to say something...

Arkonbey said...

and, as has been mentioned, you said it well, man.

Pandabonium said...

Hey, it's quite apropos - we have a bunch of comic book villains running the country. Several countries in fact.

And as funny as they may be as persons, the suffering is real.