10 years ago today we went to war in Iraq. Under false pretenses, under fear of weapons of mass destruction, since proven never existed as a threat. I was against it all, still am. I wrote, I sang, I joined New Yorkers Say NO To War. I marched.
Today even through my cynical and sad eyes, I can still honor all the fallen, all the victims on all sides, all the heros. men, women, the National Guard members who were swept up into the non-debate of a non-draft country and government which remembered what happened when it's citizens rose up against another misbegotten war in Vietnam. I saw through the slick, tricky, slippery slope creation of "Military Contractors" who were making more money in 1 year than countless US soldiers combined. And the corporations who really are the financial "winners" in this human tragedy never could be won war.
I still believe our US entitlement throughout the world is hurting us all. I continue to support efforts of diplomacy in the name of peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but without dreams what's life for?
Here's a song for today. My song "Dedicate"
10 years ago today peace was still an option, download free Dedicate, I dedicate my life to peace. Can you dedicate?