Sunday, October 14, 2007

Peace Vigil(ant) Sunday

Plymouth, NH -

Full disclosure: I am going to ride Frank Rich all they way into oblivion if I have to, as long as he keeps writing about the war. I once again urge you to read this week's piece in the Times. Regrettably, we still need to be reminded of this on a weekly basis. Congress, tear down this war!

In addition to calling the alarm on the folly of military contractors and the callous immorality of the Bush Administration's puppeteering of American military politics, he closes with this:

Our humanity has been compromised by those who use Gestapo tactics in our war. The longer we stand idly by while they do so, the more we resemble those “good Germans” who professed ignorance of their own Gestapo. It’s up to us to wake up our somnambulant Congress to challenge administration policy every day. Let the war’s last supporters filibuster all night if they want to. There is nothing left to lose except whatever remains of our country’s good name.

Think about it.

Lucky me, I headed north this morning for a breath of mountain air and maybe a long-ish run through a forest somewhere in the White Mountain National Forest. Likewise I'm sure all you, dear readers, will find some similar lazy Sunday pursuit to soothe your jangled nerves before the return of the work week. But remember as you mow your lawn and leaf peep and watch your favorite NFL team, that when you have people patrolling the streets with machine guns and extended sections of your city without power, watching tv and taking leisurely walks aren't all that easy to do.

Plus, that shit's expensive. And there's no dancing.

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