My irregular musings on city life, politics, baseball, roller derby, and whatever happens to be getting my goat today.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Veteran's Day

Day off today for Veterans Day. Didn't realize this until I got home last night. Nice to have an unexpected break. I haven't done anything Veteran related today, but caught up on errands and stuff. I did end up getting a pulled pork sandwich - good call, Bob!

WXRT is calling this U2'sDay - they just got the new U2 album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb and they have been playing it all day, the whole album over and over again. It's actually very good, but damn . . . I haven't been able to listen to NPR much since the forces of ignorance got their pet monkey re-elected President, I just don't wanna hear about it right now.

In spite of the non-Veteran-activity day, I can't seem to get my mind off the war, just like most days. At this point we have lost at least 298 soldiers and Marines since the "handover of power" in June that was supposed to fix everything. They said that with an Iraqi government, the insurgents would lose their legitimacy. Instead they seem to be getting more support and sympathy from mainstream parties, the Iraqi President, the Sunni parties etc. Every prediction these people make is wrong and yet we re-elected them and let them keep the disaster going. If we won't learn from history we are gonna end up as one bitter ex-empire.

2 comments:

Elwood Grobnik said...

By the time I got this published we were up to 301 dead since June 28.

Wells said...

I was going to post a Rumsfeld quote and a tongue in cheek comment. But this is veterans day. I think 1/3 of NYC homeless are veterans. They put their lives on the line in WWII, Korean War, Vietnam, Gulf Wars. Seeing what is going on today in Iraq, it makes me sad. I wish they could all return safe and that civilian casulties would be less. But we know this isn't true.

Personally, it makes me think of the possible draft - and while I disagree with the war, I wouldn't run to Canada.