Saturday, March 3, 2007


Anna was buried today. I played Candles In The Wind for her. I do hope that folks let her rest in peace. I can't remember what day she died but I know that in the month of Febuary 72 GI's died in country (how many died in hospitals later) and hundreds if not thousands of Iraqis were slaughtered because of "our" occupation.

Am I wrong for wanting to stand up on a bus and scream WTF? Am I wrong for telling my friends who say "peace vet, people are moving" yeah well they aren't moving quick enough? Am I wrong for thinking that every able and fit man and woman in this country between the ages of 18 and 40 should be forced to take a stand and put something on the line for or against this war/occupation?

I don't think I am and I don't know what else a pissed off vet can do but say it.


Anonymous said...

it is shameful that the media pays such close attention to the death of one woman who really contributed nothing to the world and simultaneously ignores the death of thousands...go figure

Peace Vet said...

The media is selling what the people want to hear.

Folks who want to ignore the occupation don't have a hard time doing so.

I have to say that the recent stories about Walter Reed are reminding me of what investigative journalism used to be. We should all hope we see more stories like them.