Saturday, January 07, 2006

"Freedom is in its last throes, first, they take away torture, now they want to take away spying on our own citizens. What's next to go, Fox News?"
~ US VP Dick Cheney

When America is NO Longer...GOOD
See video in above link, where Alabama Chief Justice was removed for belief in GOD…

Clinton Judge Rules for ACLU not GOD
The 189-year-old tradition of having a formal prayer at the beginning of each session will take a hiatus -- at least for now.

US Crime Down, but Jails Up
According to reports by human rights organizations, these are the factors that increase the profit potential for those who invest in the prison industry complex.

STOP US: Gun Grab
New Hampshire state reps are reviewing a bill which would criminalize certain weapons seizures - even if the perpetrators are Federal officers.

Untold: DeLay is Russia-Gate
Tom DeLay and his cronies appear to have been accepting… bribes from Russians with connections to the Yeltsin-Putin regimes who wanted U.S. taxpayer monies to keep flowing to benefit them.

US Hemorrhages while Iraq Chokes
Bush is cutting off the promised reconstruction money for Iraq….except, … for the new billion-dollar embassy that will be more secure than the Pentagon….. "The embassy will be guarded by 15ft blast walls and ground-to-air missiles and the main building will have bunkers for use during air offensives"

Bush Circum-Vents Senate Aprovals
McCain and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass) issued statements critical of the appointments.

More Political Hack Appointees
Bush appointed Henke before the committee held a vote, saying that showed "disrespect for the Senate and for the American people."

E-Mail BAG: Gunni DI on ‘noble cause’

Today I posted a report by the news service that 'they' wanted President Bush to admit that America lost in Iraq.
My first thought was, HOW DARE YOU!

Then I thought, President Bush admit defeat, YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING! Not even on a 'drunk day'. I posted about (11) US Military being killed yesterday in bomb blasts. This 'thing' kept eating away at my mind and still is!Is there EVER a winner and a loser in war?

I believe we gain some things and lose some other things.... ie the Iraqi people have gained their freedom from the rule of Saddam Hussein and his barbarious. BUT the Iraqi people have also suffered many deaths and devastation across their entire country. U.S. Forces and it's Coalition members have lost many lives in this war.
Were they worth it?

Believe me, I don't claim to have the answers. Just many, many thoughts and questions on the temerity of the acts of war, of fighting, killing, wounding. Of those who went coming home with ruined lives, lost limbs, PTSD, having seen and done things they will NEVER forget.
I look at the Government, the Military, and America and wonder if we gave the best we had to give for our military to engage in battle and remain as safe as possible?

Did we give them faulty, old, used and abused equipment? And why were the American people asked to give so much to and for our troops? Why wasn't our Military and our Government doing it? Shouldering the high price?

Why hasn't our esteemed Commander in Chief attended ONE military casualty funeral?

Oh yea, and what about all of these Veterans from this war on terror? As a Nation, we haven't been able to fully 'take care' of the promised benefits to our prior war torn Veterans, so how are we going to handle even MORE of them now?

Why can't they get what they have RIGHTFULLY and bloodily EARNED? How CAN any dr., regular, specialist, shrink or VA Physician say that a warrior isn't experiencing PTSD? EVERY ONE who experiences war has some type, some level of PTSD. So does every law enforcement officer, fireman, ambulance service, nurse and doctor.

We all KNOW that with war comes death, injury, illness, etc. But when is the RIGHT TIME to wage war, and when is it time for other options?

I think the 'price' of this war has been just much too high and costly for America. Win or Lose? We ALL lose when resulting to war, violence, death and destruction.

Diane M. Weller
aka Gunni Di

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