Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I am sorry.

It's been five years.

Five years ago I knew that this war was wrong. The IAEA said there were no weapons. The inspectors did not believe that Saddam Hussein was reconstituting his nuclear program. The chemical weapons were not being found. They had already been destroyed. I knew this because it was being openly reported in the news. If one bothered to look.

I did not know about the memo that said that "the intelligence and the facts were being fixed around the policy". But I didn't need to.

What did I do?

Nothing. Not really.

I've protested and I've marched and I've held up signs. I've worked on elections to get the bastards out. But what is this?

Nothing. Not really.

I am sorry. I am sorry that I didn't fight harder. I am sorry that I continue to expect less from my elected officials than to stop this. That I still don't raise my voice loud enough.

I'm sorry.

Our soldiers deserve better than this.

8 comments:

Dr. Zaius said...

Ouch.

Dean Wormer said...

Jess,

That is really beautiful. That picture is haunting and makes me a little sniffly. So much wasted...

Thanks for joining me in my flag crusade. :)

Dean

Zoey & Me said...

. . . and Pelosi? What's she doing to stop the war? Impeach Bush etcetera, etcetera . . . Nothing!

dguzman said...

Jess--you just squeezed my heart a little bit.

M.Yu said...

We all have to carry some of it.
And it is getting heavier,
especially today.

They are F*cking liars,
and Americans are GD sheep

Comrade Kevin said...

It wasn't until I had a college professor open my eyes and show me the evils of what was to come that I understood the implications of our actions.

Then they were shocking and people walked out of the class never to return.

Now we are trying to forget.

Swinebread said...

I knew this was evil and wrong from the beginning...


but I'm saying sorry too... :(

Distributorcap said...

thanks for this jess.....

we are all sorry we didnt speak up loud and strong enough....