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The moment

 

Ensign Bill Hawse greets his son after returning from Iraq after 7 months away.Georgia10 at Daily Kos wrote the following piece which I modified slightly for presentation here.

Four years after Shock & Awe and counting, the time has come for us not to just support our troops, but to save them.  To stop sending them by the thousands into a civil war, and to bring them home. For a reminder of just what home means, I offer this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kerMm0HG1mk

In war, tears will flow as well as blood. Widows and orphans will weep as flags folded by heroes are placed with reverence in their hands. And then there are moments like that.

Moments that in just seconds give life to that yearning that consumes the conscience of nearly 6 in 10 Americans.  Moments which so perfectly encapsulate that collective exhale of breath which has been suffocating us for far too long. Moments which radiate with humanity.

That moment.  Multiplied by the thousands.  

That is why this war must end.

Let no person look back at us, at this moment, and say we remained silent.  Let no person look back at us and say we gave up right out of the gate. Let no person look back at us and claim that this Congress, these Democrats, let cowardice rather than courage dictate their actions.  Let no “fate” pre-ordained by conventional wisdom go unchallenged.  

This Congress makes its own fate.

And this Congress must begin an end to this war.


About Bill Larson

    Bill Larson

    Bill Larson is  is politically and socially active in the community. Bill is a member of the Friends of Dunbar Cave.

    You can reach him via telephone at 931-249-0043 or via the email address below.

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