Reading The Nation piece by Chris Hedges and Laila Al-Arian is gut-wrenching. It is about the nature of war and how we are dehumanized. It shows racism, xenophobia, ignorance, incompetence. Not only do we need to impeach Bush and Cheney but we should also give ourselves up to the World Court in the Hague to be indicted for crimes against humanity. The only way we could begin to right this wrong (which can never be righted) is to take the billions of dollars we spend on war and figure out how to spend it to make amends. I read the words of Iraqi vets in this article and I am ashamed to be American. The only thing that has kept me from despair since this war started is to be able to speak against it in places like this blog. I sign petitions, I make phone calls to representatives and senators, I attend rallies. None of it seems to be enough. This government and the current congress still has not listened to the majority of the American people, who are against the war. What must we do to demand accountability from our government?
the other war: iraq vets bear witness