Thursday, March 3, 2011


So much is happening right now that I find myself fighting mad.  I'll write more about much of this later, but last night I caught a very small headline in the New York Times:  Nine Afghan Boys Collecting Firewood Killed by NATO Helicopters.  Of course, it wasn't the helicopters that killed those children, but the men in them, the governments that sent them, the contractors who built them, and every citizen of every nation who has stopped speaking out about this endless, senseless, murderous war.

General Petraeus apologized, but what good is an apology if you turn right around and do it again?  That's the nature of this war and all wars-- noncombatants die, including children who are poor and cold and who are gathering firewood to try to stay warm.

For what it's worth, here's the White House comment line, where you can leave a message for the President.

Photo of an Afghan child killed in a 2008 U.S. attack from RAWA. Print Friendly and PDF

1 comment:

Aqueous Transmission said...

Still love coming and reading your blog... I have been a little shaky on the details of whats going on in Wisconsin... Just a thought for a next post :) I enjoy reading your writing.