I feel I am not qualified to sit here and demand the President and the government pull all of our troops out of Iraq this instant because I know it's complicated and so many things were
So I might go to a support vigil tomorrow night, not to protest the war, not for the Left, but in solidarity for women who have lost children to the Iraq war like Cindy Sheehan- who has now whether she wanted to or not has a movement behind her.
On a related note, something that was said in the NPR story about Brett Wightman moved me. A high school friend, speaking to the interviewer commented that Brett accomplished more than she ever would, and another one of his friends interjected- and I'm paraphrasing here but, he said that we all have a destiny, we have our "niche" or what we can strive to be the best at- and that they owed it to people like Brett to live up to their fullest potential, as he did- since all he ever wanted to do was to serve.
Do you ever feel like sometimes this world needs a big reality check, and it's coming? Like Stephen King's "The Stand", or that song by The Talking Heads "Nothing But Flowers" some cosmic karma is going to come around like a giant reset button and have us start over without microwaves, cell phones, and Tivo.
Maudlin, I know.