Sometimes I don't even have the words to express the pain and horror I feel when I gaze at the headlines. I thought I would feel better after the elections but knowing how much damage can still be done and how much evil and destruction we need to repair just to get us back to where we 'used' to be...well it gets a bit overwhelming.
The big headlines this morning is that we have officially lost more soldiers in the war than we did civillians in the 9/11 attacks. Of course little if anything has been said in the American papers about the Iraqi CIVILLIANS who have died. I think we're between a quarter and half a million dead at this point. There is a call for an influx of new soldiers, supposedly a temporary one, but others say to beware, it won't be temporary at all. And I'm sure they will need those extra troops to keep what little order is left when Saddam is hung by the kangaroo court. Now don't get me wrong, he is a evil, cruel man - one who caused a great deal of pain, hardship and death and perhaps he deserves death or a life sentence ( don't have the strength to get into the pros/cons of death sentences at the moment) But I would feel a LOT more confident if his lawyers had been permitted to defend him to the best of their abilities and not been banned from the courtroom on several occasions. Not to mention the murder of his original lawyer and judge.
Meanwhile, as we have read in the posts below, Islands are disappearing, climates are changing radically, extinction is coming at a rapid rate, and many insurance companies are dropping their policies on coastal homes from Texas all the way up the Eastern Seaboard.
And what is our government doing? Its going on vaction to 'rethink' (read- hide) its talking head points on the 'war on terror', it is hiring lawyers in anticipation of all the inquiries and probes that the Democrats can launch against them.
And then today, Boxing Day, the 2 year anniversary of the monster tsunami that killed so many started with another potential disaster, a true disaster and news that neither of the previous disasters are even close to being taken care of.
So, what are we going to do about this? Any suggestions outside of a large, large glass of Guiness with a chaser on the side?