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A comment on a clipmark of mine stated:

You want to talk about preventable deaths? How about drinking and driving? How about smoking? How about obesity? Heart disease, lung disease, cancer, death by murder, suicide, etc....?

 Not sure what the clipper was getting at, citing these societal ills; calling them preventable? Anyway, it occurred to me... what about WAR; shouldn't that be at the top of this woeful list?

The Bush/Cheney administration, wanted WAR so badly, they started TWO OF THEM! Of course, they could, 9/11, HAPPENED!  Now 8 years later and still young people are dying because of that infamous day. We can’t blame Bush/Cheney any longer, so who should we blame, who should bear the brunt of accountability for the bloodletting?

Barack Obama won the election, partly due to his stance against war and now he’s ratcheting up troop levels assuring its longevity?

If he continues to act like Bush/Cheney when it comes to WAR; He has not only misled us, he's F**KED us royally! And although I’m charmed by his eloquence, it can’t last... We, who consider ourselves, WAR PROTESTERS, won’t keep looking the other way while he sends so many of our brave young men and women, to die... AND OVER WHAT?
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PS: Check out Op-Ed Columnist - Reliving the Past

It hurts me badly that the wars Bush had started are not number one on America's hit parade...  Wouldn't it be a wonderful life if the TOWNHALLERS were acting insane because they wanted the wars to end... No, they act crazy because they want Obama to end.  I clipmarked this article ( I love Bob Herbert) today...You'll find it here: HEY AMERICA, THERE ARE STILL WARS GOING ON!   Thanks, Bob Herbert, for waking me up... I have been... (along with everyone else) acting as though the American wars don't exist. tb

Reliving the Past

The president should listen to Joe Biden.

Bob Herbert

Mr. Biden has been a voice of reason, warning the administration of the dangers of increasing our military involvement in Afghanistan. President Obama has not been inclined to heed his advice, which is worse than a shame. It’s tragic.

Watching the American escalation of the war in Afghanistan is like watching helplessly as someone you love climbs into a car while intoxicated and drives off toward a busy highway. No good can come of it.
MORE HERE:
Anti-War Demonstrations January 2007

Check out another voice of reason: Janeane Garofalo

I've included Janeane Garofalo in my Voices Of Reason videos because besides being a humorous comedian she can also see the nutty side of life through objectivity. In other words... She questions. She's a delight and she makes you THINK! ttb

Originally posted to thinkingblue on Sat Sep 19, 2009 at 08:01 AM PDT.

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