Help me heal the twenty-three years of MIA status and ultimate sacrifice of my father's life in Vietnam. That's right, we as a nation were engaged in the FIRST Desert Storm, when my father's remains from the Vietnam War, were anonymously returned to US soil. We are blessed. He was finally returned home. Yet, all of you good-hearted, patriotic American families who may be dealing with the loss of a loved one in any way as a result of our presence in Iraq, are now members of an elite club: The Direct Living with the Consequences of US Declaration of War Across this Planet Earth. I am sorry you are here.
The scars that do not show will mark your family for generations to come. These kinds of prices are why, we must never allow any US President to egotistically decide that war is the only means for solving our nation's conflicts in this world. My reality is that my father's life was lost to further Robert McNamara's career. One man's illustrious career cost tens of thousands of lives to attain his one family's prestige and material security. Yet, I have no animosity personally, against him or his.
It is more important that we each are courageous enough about how we choose to live our lives in our own country. A country founded on the principles of Democracy. To rationalize never confronting the bare and brutal reality of this country is to continue the likes of a Robert McNamara's legacy. No one's pride is worth this indulgence. NO ONE.
NO, this kind of a realization does not make bad people of our military. We are families, sent on lifelong missions to represent our country to the best of our ability. This was a family responsibility I first remember being told was mine to bare with my younger brothers, when I was 4 years old. We all were to conduct ourselves in any foreign country by our very best behaviors at all times as members of our government and therefore representatives of our nation abroad. I thought it was the most privileged of lives as a youngster. I was about sixteen when the cracks started showing; my father had been missing for over three years by then.
Since the early years when the internal wounding was taking root, I have concluded at this point that it is only right that when a country asks for everything from any family, that it be held accountable to the very same standards.
Sign Dennis Kucinich's petition and hold this administration accountable for the stream of and new low definition of greed at the expense of everyone, make no mistake! The standard of patriotism this country was founded on is the standard by which all Presidents, Commanders, and their administrations are held accountable. Nothing more, nothing less and NOTHING ELSE.
The responsibility we as every single American citizen has to our country, starts now with this administration, and will not be finished until every last crime has been investigated and prosecuted as is appropriate by the US Rule of Law and according to our undiluted US Constitution.
AMERICA IS A DEMOCRACY- THIS INCLUDES EVERYTHING THAT IS MORE IN ALL HER POTENTIAL, YET NOTHING LESS AND CERTAINLY NOTHING ELSE ACCORDING TO ANY PERSONALITY WHO WOULD LIKE TO ENTERTAIN SUCH WASTE AT EVERYONE'S EXPENSE!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Posted by la fin du siècle at 8:38 AM