I'm so glad that there have been very few civilian casualties until now.
And I'm thinking about all the anti-war protests, that before anything happened, were complaining about the thousands and thousands of dead civilians.
They don't seem to be shouting about how the US has spents enourmous amounts of money improving its weapons to minimize collateral damage and civilian deaths. And no, don't even say it, they are not going to get that money back and make a profit by controlling Iraq's oil. The oil goes through the UN into the oil for food program, so you can take all those "no blood for oil" signs, sell them and send the money to Iraq.
I'm not defending or attacking the war, I'm just saying: If you wanna complain, do it for the right reasons and not for the reasons that some sector of the media sold you on TV.
I hope all will end well.
My thoughts are with american, british and australian soldiers and their families and with innocent civilians that just had the bad luck to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
I hope this ends soon and well.
Every day the world looks like it's ending. Warnings and wars, and everything we know seems to be threatened.
And in the midst of all these, somehow we continue to live our meaningless little lives. We wake up every morning and we do the same things we always do. We learn, we think, we try, we lose.
And I'm wondering why. Why should we? If everything is falling apart, what difference will it make if I ever get to kiss the stupid girl?
And then I remembered a little thing Kat posted a while ago from LOTR. It may not be the same, but at this point, it just makes sense.
Sam: "Those were the stories that meant something, even if you were too small to understand why, but I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going, because they were holding onto something."
Frodo: "What are we holding onto, Sam?"
Sam: "That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."