Saturday, December 09, 2006

They are NOT just numbers...

I realize that many Americans don't want to think about our sons and daughters who are killed in Iraq. They are satisfied with the paragraph or two announcing yesterday's deaths of an American soldier printed in section B, page 4 of their local newspaper. They don't WANT to know the pain experienced by the families of the fallen.
From Barbara Bush's own mouth:
“Why should we hear about body bags and deaths and how many, what day it’s going to happen, and how many this or what do you suppose? Oh, I mean, it’s, not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?”
(ABC/Good Morning America)
White House Press Secretary Tony Snow's response, when asked if President Bush had any reaction to the death toll for U.S. troops in Iraq reaching 2,500: “It’s a number.”
American citizens NEED to realize these are NOT just numbers...
Each one of those red dots represents a mother's screams...

A Nation Rocked To Sleep

Have you ever heard the sound of a mother screaming for her son?
The torrential rains of a mother's weeping will never be done.
They call him a hero, you should be glad that he's one, but
Have you ever heard the sound of a mother screaming for her son?

Have you ever heard the sound of a father holding back his cries?
He must be brave because his boy died for another man's lies.
The only grief he allows himself are long, deep sighs.
Have you ever heard the sound of a father holding back his cries?

Have you ever heard the sound of taps played at your brother's grave?
They say that he died so that the flag will continue to wave.
But I believe he died because they had oil to save.
Have you ever heard the sound of taps played at your brother's grave?

Have you ever heard the sound of a nation being rocked to sleep?
The leaders want to keep you numb so the pain won't be so deep.
But if we the people let them continue another mother will weep.
Have you ever heard the sound of a nation being rocked to sleep?

[More links on the sidebar under THE COST OF IRAQ and PEACE MOVEMENT.]

1 comment:

Jeffrey Richardson said...

Anyone who thinks they can reason with President Bush doesn't know the real story behind the Bush crime family.

I would urge anyone who thinks these people are normal human beings like us, with added credibility and respectability due to the positions they've held in society are way off base. Read David Icke's Alice in Wonderland and the World Trade Center Disaster and you will get that these people are a totally different breed of human, without concern for the suffering of their subjects.