Tuesday, September 11, 2007

"You can bomb the world into pieces but you can't bomb it in to peace."

The surge in Iraq isn't working (big surprise I know).

Not only is it just not working, but more and more people are being killed. This article shows us that the monthly deaths of American soldiers are higher now than last year. And they will probably only go up. We are in a senseless and pointless war. It needs to end.

But are these figures really real? Is it worse then what they are telling us? God, I hope not. From Common Dreams:

More lies have been told about casualties in Iraq and the general level of violence there than at almost any time since the First World War. In that conflict, a British minister remarked sourly that he suspected the military authorities of keeping three sets of casualty figures: “One to deceive the Cabinet, a second to deceive the people and a third to achieve themselves.”
When is enough enough? When do leaders realize their ideas and policies have failed the people who elected them? How sad is it that we become so egotistical that we can't see things how they really are?

How about some more numbers? How about 67 percent? It's the number of citizens around the world who “think US-led forces should leave Iraq within a year, according to a BBC World Service poll of 23,000 people across 22 countries. Just one in four (23%) think foreign troops should remain in Iraq until security improves.”

On this September 11th, let's stop and remember what we're really fighting for and then ask, "Is it worth it?"