Friday, August 26, 2005

Friday Wrap Up: War and Death

"Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." John Donne

This week, as usual, the War in Iraq has dominated the news. More killing and death have also been featured prominently here in Philly and around the world. The stories, the questions--and the pictures--stay with you, especially these:

Who killed this innocent 15-year-old child?

Kayla Peter

This woman is charged. Was she driving drunk? If so, she should pay. Bigtime.

Suzanna Goihman

Who killed this innocent 3-year-old child? His caregiver will be charged with beating him to death. What's WRONG with people who kill children?

Quazir Davis

Who shot and killed this off duty Philadelphia police officer last night while he was sitting in his car? He left a wife and four children.

Terrence Flomo

What made this man decide he had a right to call the shots on taking human life? How many on the Christian Right agree with him?

Pat Robertson

This man is holds the ultimate responsibility for the growing perception of our country as destroyers of life. What is he doing as Rome burns? Playing golf.

George W. Bush

How low will these women sink to raise America's tarnished image?

Condoleezza Rice & Karen Hughes

These people, and thousands more, want an end to the War in Iraq. Why are so many fighting against them?

Antiwar Vigil

And what can anyone say to ease the pain in a mother's eyes?

Cindy Sheehan

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Blogger David said...

Very emotional, but often our emotions lead us in a way that would not be best for us. Cindy Sheehan is now a paid actress, and I contend there are more senseless deaths on America's highways than on the streets of Bahgdad. and Golf is a sacred rite, part of an ancient Scottish religion.
Peace and wholeness - to us all.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Sally Swift said...

Sorry, but no one who has lost a child is acting.

Yes, there are senseless deaths everywhere, hence my post here. None of them is acceptable, nor--no matter how horrible--do they ease the pain or change the scenario of the thousands of deaths caused by an immoral war fought for political gain.

And who are you that you would defend golf as a rite more sacred than mourning the loss of human lives?

10:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is David,...who lives in America and is allowed to speak his mind even if it doesn't agree with your views Sally Snide Swift. Ya know, for someone who claims to want an "open discussion," you sure are quick to attack anyone who disagrees with you!
Maybe Cindy Sheehan would serve herself and others better if she just "mourned in private" as most families do instead of making it such a public display everyday. People die everyday, for various reasons,...just a part of life.

7:00 AM  

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