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Wednesday, Jul. 02, 2003 - 12:24 a.m.

The Long Awaited Entry

As you can tell, I have been busy the past couple of days working on my layout. And I must say, I am very satisfied with it ::smiles:: I want to thank Windshadow for helping me with the tables and the mouseovers. Hope you all enjoy the revamped layout. Let me know if you cannot find something that was previously listed (I tried to get everything back on here). And now, on with what I know you are all dying for: The News!

The Downward Spiral

According to the latest CNN Poll, Bush is losing support for his Iraqi policies. I guess those constant body bags coming home are starting to wake people up. We can hope anyway.

Things aren't looking so good for our soldiers in Iraq either. Four more soldiers have died and five more were wounded when a mosque was blown up in Iraq. The body bags just keep on coming home and mothers of soldiers are starting to speak out about it. One mother said, I think we need to leave. I think we need to do what we can and get out of there. They are turning on us. We have got to get out of there."

And she is right. This article reports about just how bad things are for our soldiers over there. Moral is down, they aren't able to do their work because of security issues, and they do not know who to trust anymore. The Pentagon is still touting its same ole message, as Rumsfeld puts it: "We are dealing with those remnants in a forceful fashion, just as we have had to deal with the remnants of al Qaeda and Taliban in Afghanistan and tribal areas near Pakistan," he said. "Those battles will go on for some time."

Well you know what? It isn't Rumsfeld or Bush or Cheney or anyone in their families getting their asses blown up in Iraq. It isn't their sons and daughters coming home in body bags. They can scream from the rafters that this is all necessary all they want, but that doesn't make it true. The Iraqis are angry. They believe the USA lied to them. Water is still scarce, electricity is only on for about 5 hours a day, medicine and health coverage is scarce, all of their guns have been taken away, they have no way to defend their families or their businesses from looters, and they are turned away from the over-worked police force if they go to make a complaint. But guess what is up and functioning? The oil wells and the gas stations! Yes, blood isn't the only thing pumping out of Iraq; oil is as well.

Approximately 66 American soldiers have died in Iraq since Bush declared the conflict over on May 1st. How many more of our soldiers have to die before the Bush Administration admits it was wrong?

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