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  •  This is a powerful reminder (3+ / 0-)
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    Sandy on Signal, WakeUpNeo, allenjo

    of what so many have endured since the first bombs fell in "Shock and Awe" on Iraq.  An attack  that should live in infamy.  How long has it been----10 years?!  Ten years of lives cut short too soon for so many members of our military; ten years of all who love them living daily with the grief and pain of their loss.  For all who died, bless them and may they rest in eternal peace.  For all who love them and will miss them every day, I pray for comfort and peace for their aching hearts.  I remember also the civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan who have lived in fear and terror and loss of life.  We don't even know how many died with any accuracy.   And for our country, I pray that one day we will find a way to lead in spreading peace rather than waging war with all its ugliness and pain and grief and terror.  

    We need desperately a leader who will call forth what is best in us, rather than in what is the worst.  We need a leader with vision and with the strength and courage and integrity to lead us back to the best in American ideals.  

    "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

    by 3goldens on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 05:37:42 PM PDT

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