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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Sunlight

I am so grateful to the Democratically controlled United States Congress for shining a bright, unflinching light on President George W. Bush’s administration and policies. Today, Private Jessica Lynch and relatives of the late Corporal Pat Tillman testified before Congress. They all spoke plainly, eloquently and with passion. I hope the administration heard their words and that somewhere deep inside their collective heart, they began to understand the damage they have done to our nation, the citizens of Iraq, our people and the world.

This is a painful time for our country as we struggle to begin to right the wrongs surrounding the war in Iraq. We also must continue to undo the assault on our Constitution which the misguided policies of the war against terror have brought about. We must also face our shame so that we can learn from it and never allow our nation to be dragged this low again. All the while, we must never fail to support the men and women of our armed services.

It was Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941) who wrote: “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.” Here’s to much more sunlight.

4 comments:

Purple Ronnie said...

I follow the 'war on terror' every now and again on the news (or should i say what the media likes to tell us is the news). it is a crying shame that innocent people are always the ones getting hurt for unfounded, misguided causes. our country too has a history of this. we had a 'truth and reconciliation commission' after the abolition of Apartheid which shed much light and hopefully did much disinfecting. it is far from over, as is this shameful war in iraq. however with more and more light being shed on the truth and what is really going on over there, it will hopefully not be long before the disinfectant starts working......

Roo said...

Here here

Tonya said...

we can't right that many wrongs because no miracle of science can bring life back to dead bodies. we are a shameful lot with no excuses. i wish i had a time machine.

i'm glad you spoke about this. not everyone gets it still.

Pink Granite said...

Thank you all for sharing your comments with me.

You're right about the innocent victims and wrongs that can never be righted. We just need to keep trying to untangle as much of it as we can and remain vigilant.
- Lee