Saturday, April 14, 2007

The worst picture. My worst nightmare. End the War Now Please!

On my daily blog cruise I found THIS TRAGEDY by way of DEUDDERSUN. It hits way too close to home. Have you had enough yet? I don't need anymore of a prompt to blog for peace than that. Unfortunately it's not the first post of it's kind.


Blogger beachblogger said...

dear Mary,

thanks for posting. i don't know, what will it take? we just have to make our own peace. i love your mosaics.

peace, peter

4/14/2007 02:24:00 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Very sad, very, very sad and it goes on!

4/14/2007 02:40:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Peter- You are right. We have to make our own. Just like my blog name says. Get it yourself. Peace to you Peter.

Cream- It is too sad. It makes me angry.

4/14/2007 03:13:00 PM  
Blogger deuddersun said...

Thanks for passing this on Mary. While it may be too late for some, perhaps some young men and women considering enlistment will read it and see War for what it really is, and change their minds.

It's bad enough when we have to fight, it's criminal when we choose to.


4/14/2007 03:17:00 PM  
Blogger Katie McKenna said...

Reading these posts feel me with a deep sadness. Lives being tossed aside for what?

4/14/2007 05:12:00 PM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

That post gave me flip flops in my stomach. Sad, so horribly sad. The really bad part is that it is so unnecessary. Ah well, sigh.

4/14/2007 08:43:00 PM  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Mary, one is at a loss. A young man I watched grow up is in Iraq. He has a wife and daughter back here.

4/14/2007 11:32:00 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

Reading this just fills me with a rage...brings back memories....

The man responsible for all of this, claims God as the biggest influence in his life.

If there is a God, may he kill that son of a bitch where he stands!!!!

4/15/2007 04:48:00 AM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

Another needless death chalked up to another useless, unofficial, personal war of gws! ; (

When you read these personal thoughts, they hit very hard! ; (

4/15/2007 06:29:00 AM  
Blogger Psychomikeo said...

King George II plays with the lives of young men & women like a child player with toy soldiers.

4/15/2007 07:11:00 AM  
Blogger Shelly said...

I can't thank you enough for sharing my story. I feel like I have this mission to bring the rest of our soliders home alive. Alot of the soliders that he was working with are calling my sister and just want to come home, they do not understand any more than we do. What they must endure each day for what? I just don't get it. My Sister is a widow at 25 and has to raise her daughter without a father. If only the President could feel such loss. God Bless and thanks again.

4/15/2007 10:55:00 AM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

I tremble with anger every time one of my brothers and sisters dies from someone else's ignorance and stupidity.

4/15/2007 01:27:00 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Two more brits die in Iraq - in a helicopter crash (possible accident).
Tony Blair wants to remind us that the troops are there to fight terrorism
But wasn't that Saddams excuse for his brutality, to put down any opposition?

4/15/2007 01:42:00 PM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

Thanks for this, Mary. What a horrible, horrible tragedy that just won't end.

I've had enough for a while now. I'm boycotting the war machine this week.

4/15/2007 10:01:00 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Mary, I can imagine your dread. I don't want to 'say it out loud' but I do not EVER want to read a post like that from you.. even as a mom myself, I cannot imagine how you feel. Mine are still so young and innocent, for how long? Your brave 'big boy' is in my heart as are you.. I hope he and all the other soldiers come back sooner than we think..

4/15/2007 11:05:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Thank you Deuddersun for the link and thank you everyone for your comments. Shelly's story was very impactful unfortunately but it gave me a second wind to keep on keeping on in the seemingly endless fight to end the war.

Shelly- It would be great if the president could feel this same loss but I think he is incapable. I'm with you on bringing the soldiers home. We'll do our best to support them.

Bluegrrrrl- I like your boycotting idea. I hate shopping anyway. (Well sometimes.)

4/16/2007 07:53:00 AM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

Hey Mary--I just like the idea of not pouring any money into a war-frenzied economy...wish I could figure out a way to stop doing it permanently.

I actually hate most shopping too...except online (that's where I do the worst damage). Like at the Converse store... =)

4/16/2007 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous said...

Have you been on XEOSS today?

4/16/2007 10:52:00 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

What a sad situation. I have a little something I can do to help. I'm making a special sign to put up in front of the recruiter's office. Trust me, they are not gonna be happy with it!

4/17/2007 01:29:00 AM  
Blogger Katie McKenna said...

Today, no deep thoughts, simple well wishes and hugs!

4/17/2007 10:16:00 AM  
Blogger Shrink wrapped scream said...

There's nothing I can add, just thank you.

4/17/2007 04:17:00 PM  
Blogger landsker said...

A sad tale, of one american, who chose to go to Iraq.
He pulled on his boots, picked up his gun, and reported to the president.
How interesting.
There are nearly 4 million Iraqui people who are now homeless, there are hundreds of thousands of Iraqui children who died without ever finishing school.
They had no choice.
Every american soldier who fights this war, chooses the fight.

They have chosen to enlist, they have chosen to serve.

They wanted a gun, they wanted to learn how to shoot, they wanted the uniform, they wanted to be soldiers, they wanted to be warriors. they took the paycheck.

4/18/2007 03:58:00 AM  

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