Friday, August 19, 2005

Anti-War, The American Way



For all in Iraq I will not lack
the ability of faith and trust,
I open my eyes and realize
that you do this for us.

My 9 year old nephew Alex, a cancer survivor

No matter your political affiliation, religion, creed, color, gender or point of view, you can't possibly believe that war is a good thing. Or that the sacrifice of thousands means nothing.

And if you do, you're wrong. Period. Even children understand.

But with George W. Bush in his second term in the White House, I was beginning to despair about the heart and soul of America. Wednesday night gave me hope again. There were hundreds of ordinary citizens holding candles in my neighborhood, thousands throughout Philadelphia, scores of thousands in towns, villiages, suburbs and hamlets all over America.

Vigil Photos are pictures compiled by MoveOn.org of other vigils around the country.

Look at all of them. Please. You'll be so glad you did. They are solemn and moving and beautiful and heartbreaking and uplifting and-in the end-patriotic and true.

They show America. The real America.

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Blogger JG said...

Great photos.. essential viewing for those who think Americans are unquestioning about this war.

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