Saturday, May 27, 2006

Memorial Day

If we learned anything following the Vietnam War, it was that we must support our troops. These are the people who put their lives, health, and well-being on the line to support our country. Their commitment is nothing short of heroic and noble. This commitment is further multiplied in its impact on the families of our soldiers, the wives, husbands, children and parents left to wait on our shores for safe return of their loved ones. On this Memorial Day weekend, it is time that we reflect on these matters.

If, as I said, we must support our troops, it is most imperative that we take a very close look at the leadership of our country, and hold it completely and ultimately accountable for the choice in sending our military into action. Any discussion, questioning, or dissent *must* be aimed toward the leadership, the decision-making bodies of government, The Decider.

Whether you voted for George W. Bush or not is irrelevant at this point. George W. Bush is President. He is Commander in Chief of our military forces. Given that fact, this portrait should be offensive to nobody. Each and every life that has been lost has been so at the decision of our President. This is the reality.

I will spare you my personal opinions on the Iraq War. Today, this weekend, think of all those who are serving, who have served, and their families.


Blogger NeedleTart said...

Just saw your post at the Harlot. As for knitting for your "grandsnake", at least you don't have to worry about sleeve length;-)

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