Monday, April 9, 2007

Iraq Fatigue

This ABC brief report on the writings of Ali Alawi, adds to the bitterness of the administrations management of the war. The war must stop. Why aren't we in the streets like these Iraqis? Yes, they are led by the damnable, Shiite firebrand, Moqtada al-Sadr and they will all be in a big lock-down tonight with a 24-hour curfew. But why are we so acquiescent? Is it because there is no draft? Is it because there are not enough of us who know even one of the ten of thousands of men and women over in that sand pile? Would we take to the streets over and over, if we weren't so comfortable? What?

How can we stop this bloodshed? It is not good enough to say we have to wait-out this administration for two years. We need to bring all the Middle East players together and let THEM help bring stability back to Iraq. We must talk to them. Let Bush take credit for bringing all the parties together. Let him "win" the war. Our part in the carnage has to cease. Bring everyone home. Now. Keep saying it!

(Photo: Iraqi Shiite men wave Iraqi flags during an anti-U.S protest called by firebrand Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr to mark the fourth anniversary of the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime on April 9, 2007 in the holy Shiite city of Najaf south of Baghdad, Iraq. Large crowds held flags and anti-US banners to show support for the cleric. Meanwhile the capital Baghdad was put under a 24-hours curfew. By Wathiq Khuzaie/Getty Images.)

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