I remembered how Russ Feingold, from Wisconsin, stood before the U.S. Senate and cautioned them not to approve authorization for use of military force against Iraq in 2002. He knew we were being lied to by the administration, as did these other Senators who voted against the resolution:
Democrats Akaka (D-HI), Bingaman (D-NM), Boxer (D-CA), Byrd (D-WV), Conrad (D-ND), Corzine (D-NJ), Dayton (D-MN), Durbin (D-IL), Graham (D-FL), Inouye (D-HI), Kennedy (D-MA), Leahy (D-VT), Levin (D-MI), Mikulski (D-MD), Murray (D-WA), Reed (D-RI), Sarbanes (D-MD), Stabenow (D-MI), Wellstone (D-MN), and Wyden (D-OR);
and this lone Republican Senator, Lincoln Chafee (R-RI);
and the only Independent Senator, Jim Jeffords (I-VT).
So we went to war, because the majority believed the administration’s lies, and we must never forget that greatest lie, the grandest lie of “the weapons of mass destruction” that led to – and still does lead to — such incredible economic gain for those administrators and their friends who fostered and perpetuated the lies
at the cost of so many lives, both military and civilian
at the cost of so many permanently disabled, both military and civilian
at the cost to the loved ones and friends of all those who died or were disabled
all to line the pockets of liars.
I was glad,
I was relieved
to hear that you regret you voted to go to war against Iraq.
I’m sure the dead and permanently disabled,
their families and friends,
appreciate your honesty.
May you, and those who believed the administration’s lies,
be the first to leap to the forefront of any effort
to have history repeat itself in this manner.
No more deaths for lies.
No more disablement for lies.
No more war for profit.
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Today’s word is
Use it to inspire a piece of writing, and then post that piece as a comment below. I would love to read it : )