It's pretty obvious that the Congress and the President are going to continue to play politics with the Iraq War football, trying to thumb wrestle each other into submission. Instead of trying to do what's right, they are both digging in their heels and posing for the Press.
So I have an idea.
Let's employ a tactic that is well used by those other "protectors of life", the anti-abortion crowd. Let's show the American people what war really looks like. Let's remind our Senators, our Representatives, and our President what is happening to real flesh and blood people while they dick around playing political shin kicking.
!Warning! This link is EXTREMELY GRAPHIC. If you have a weak constitution or are prone to nightmares after disturbing images, do NOT go to this link. I have only looked at these images twice, and I cannot scroll to the bottom without getting very sick to my stomach and thinking about the photos for days. You have been warned:
For those who don't wish to see the images, they are very hard to describe. Imagine seeing human bodies who look like hamburger, and many who aren't even recognizable as human. Those that are recognizable look like broken and disfigured people. Think about the worst possible scenes of violence in a Hollywood movie, and then amp it up about 500%. Now imagine if these were your neighbors or best friends.
So, if anti-abortion activists can drive around with (again, explicit image) trucks like this or this then why shouldn't we promote the images of War? I'm talking signs, door fliers, advertising trucks, billboards, mailings to our Congresspeople, taped to the White House fence.
I know very, very few people who have been directly affected by the war. I am sorrowful for those families who's sons and daughters have been sacrificed for this effort. I'm not just talking about the brave American soldiers, but the millions in human life that is being affected by this tragedy. Perhaps if more Americans had to see images like these, they could relate to the War better, and then make better and more informed decisions.
Surely, if we can stand up for an unborn fetus, we can stand up for the thousands of already born ones who have died?