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Friday, March 20, 2009

Give PEACE a Chance!

Sadly, TODAY--March 20th---- is the 6th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War, and this is a six-year milestone with no known end in sight. President Obama has made a pledge to end the war, but his deadlines mean nearly two more years of conflict. The continued conflict has left its mark on Iraq and its citizens, and its reverberations will be felt for generations. Additionally, spending billions of US taxpayer's money to fund this war has negatively affected our economy.

But what will a complete withdrawal look like? How will we know if we're moving ahead — or falling behind? I urge you to call your senators and representative today and ask:

  • What does the removal of "all" troops actually mean?
  • What measures will we use to chart our progress?
  • What will we leave behind?
This continuing war makes me so sad, I just could not let this day go by without acknowledging the 6th year anniversary of this conflict. I pray that in the near future we will seriously pursue ways to solve conflict without war, since in a war nobody wins.

1 comment:

marain said...

This war makes me very sad, too. By at least one estimate, more than 1.3 million Iraqis have been killed, and who knows how many injured and maimed. Sadly, it cannot be undone. I think that more than just getting out of Iraq, we should pay some reparations to them.