“Thank you for your service” – I have heard that often, and I appreciate it. I...Read More
It’s just simple truth. Of course we honor those who serve or have served in uniform. We honor them directly, and also we will insist that they be treated decently by the powers that send them into conflict. That is just...Read More
Wow. Two on the same page. The McCook Daily Gazette (my hometown paper, on Thu Jan 11) ran an op-ed critical of Bush’s escalation in Iraq that said, among other things, “It’s unacceptable.” [to many...Read More
You support the troops by asking the appropriate questions AND demanding answers.“Ma’am, we are the troops” was a response made to a woman during the Vietnam War who urged protesting Vietnam Vets to...Read More
A recent letter in the McCook Daily Gazette said nice things about certain Iraqis that the author knows personally, and then concludes we need to stay the course. Here is my response: We dropped the Egg on the Floor One has to...Read More
It’s sickening to make such comparisons, even implicitly. But I’m not the only one who sees some significant parallels. (See related PublicChristian posts here.) Can we marvel that Christians did not resist more back...Read More
Juan Cole, Professor of History at the University of Michigan, has done excellent work (as is his reputation) in compiling this list of “10 Things Martin Luther King Would Have Done about Iraq“. He analyzes...Read More
[This recent comment speaks for itself.] My son is one of those kids deployed in Afghanistan. In his letters he tells me of the futility of the effort and of the contractors living well and making money left and right. He is...Read More
Bob Herbert, in his opinion columns for the NYT, tends regularly to pin things down to moral basics, as in this recent example. From the very start of this war the loudest of the flag-waving hawks were those who were safely...Read More
(Yesterday afternoon Connie and I were discussing how many more troops would be necessary to fulfill the administration’s apparent desire to dominate the world. We thought it interesting how a need for (low-paying) jobs...Read More
This is almost verbatim from a diary by soonergrunt at dailykos with some comments from me at the bottom. First soonergrunt quotes from the Associated Press: “BAGHDAD, Iraq – The number of U.S. military deaths in...Read More
Here are excerpts from a sermon by Martin Luther King, primarily on war. There are some very potent remarks here. He was referring primarily to the Vietnam mess, but the remarks travel very well to our current behavior. (This is...Read More
October 26, 2004 “With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care...Read More
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