Monday, November 21, 2005

Looking for a prostitute?

There are over a million sex slaves in the world. Lots of children and women are kidnapped to serve customers for someone else's profit. Message to "johns": Don't keep this trade alive. STOP THE DEMAND.

Murtha makes sense...

From Marjorie Cohen:

Rep. John Murtha's call for an end to the occupation was echoed by Larry Johnson, a former CIA expert on terrorism. Johnson wrote in the Booman Tribune Friday, "The Iraqi insurgency consists of at least 26 different groups and draws upon as many as 250,000 supporters. These groups represent a spectrum of beliefs ranging from secular nationalists to hard core jihadists. The only thing they agree on is that they hate the invader, which is us."

Last month, William E. Odom, Director of the National Security Agency under Reagan and Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, penned an article on called "We Should 'Cut & Run.'" He wrote, "We can't prevent a civil war by staying" in Iraq. "For those who really worry about destabilizing the region, the sensible policy is not to stay the course," according to Odom.

"The American public is way ahead of the members of Congress," Murtha said. The quagmire Bush created in Iraq is draining life from our soldiers and money from our coffers.

The United States should not simply withdraw some of its troops from Iraq. The occupation must end now.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Bush lies about torture

So Bush states that the United States does not torture. Has anyone asked him about CIA torture prisons in Eastern Europe, or many other countries to whom we export our prisoners to be tortured on our behalf?

McCain makes well-reasoned arguments why we should forbid torture. 1. It's unreliable, rarely credible 2. It hurts/haunts the torturer more than the tortured 3. It's against American values 3. It makes us just like our current and past enemies 4. It sets us up for the same treatment in the future by different enemies. See for his statement, and Molly Ivins points out just how tough and manly it must feel to torture powerless prisoners that our completely under your control. Wow, too bad that torture DOESN'T WORK.

My husband and I watched the 9-11 National Geographic special recently on DVD. At the end, they quote bin Laden saying, "We love death. America loves life."

Do we love war or peace? Do we love torture? If we want to be like bin Laden, we, too shall come to love violence and death.