August 16, 2007

To those who support the war...

If I was running for president, I could pull an Obama and proudly state that I've been against the War in Iraq since it started in 2003.

Four years ago I was a junior in college and rumors of a war was brewing all through the media. Supposedly there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Supposedly Saddam Hussein was going to bomb us all to oblivion. Supposedly President Bush was going to save us from such a fate. But then, of course, none of this happened.

Earlier this month General Petraeus told lawmakers visiting Iraq that a U.S. presence is needed for another nine to ten years. Another decade for this war! Another decade of American soldiers getting blown up by IEDs. Another decade of Iraqis living in turmoil and chaos. Another decade of Dick Cheney reaping the benefits of his stocks in Halliburton. Ten more years in Iraq.

A recent poll conducted by CNN found that 30% of Americans still support the War in Iraq. The media makes a frenzy out of such percentages, touting that these numbers are the lowest they have been. But I think of these numbers a little differently. Why isn't this percentage lower? Who is part of this elusive group? Who still believes that this war is a just one?

For those of you who support the war, would you be willing to sign a contract with Uncle Sam and head over to Baghdad to drive a humvee? Or would you be willing to send your husband or wife, son or daughter, mother or father to engage in this fight? Would you be willing to let them die?

If you are, then go join the Army and fight in this damn thing yourself. And don't ask my husband to do it for you.


  1. the war is bunk. Every time I hear the news about 100s of innocent Iraqi's killed, it makes me sick. And I hear about it several times a week. I hate war.

  2. So true, Caroline! I believe in having defense and peacekeeping forces, but a pre-emptive strike? The only thing I can say to that is WHAT THE F***?! And even worse that Bush said God told him to do it. I believe in pre-emptive forgiveness.

    They're not gonna send Justin to Iraq, are they?

  3. Justin told me a few weeks ago that he will most likely be sent to Iraq once his training was done.

    It was almost like he was telling me that he had an awful disease. Like a punch in the gut.

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the war will end soon for his sake and for the sake of the soldiers serving there now. Go Dems in 2008!

  4. Anonymous1:34 AM

    So true, Caroline! It is amazing how different the war seems when you are married to a military man. Mohamed's name keeps coming up for Iraq. I'm just glad he got to be home for Norah's birth. Keep us updated on things with Justin. Love you!