March 20th, 2003

christmas 2008

Cue the Imperial March.

Last night, the United States of America commenced an act of naked aggression against the Republic of Iraq.

I am aware of the gravity of that above sentence. But it is unquestionably true. Iraq has committed no crime against any U.S. citizen or property. There is no evidence that Iraq is responsible for the attacks of 11 September 2001. All we have is the say-so of a president who, as we all know, has a score to settle with Saddam Hussein.

We are acting in direct oposition to the principles on which this great nation was founded. We are supposed to be the beacon to the world, saying that others should live as they choose. We are now actually telling all others they will live as we say.

Where will it stop? That is the question that must be asked of the Government. Are we going to stamp out every "potential threat" by force? This is the path to empire. I cannot stand for it.

I wish for the safe return of all our troops from the Persian Gulf region. But such a wish would not be necessary if our wrong-headed President had not sent them over there in the first place to do his unjust and immoral bidding.