Friday, July 27, 2012

blessed are the (dead) peacekeepers

A new report suggests that at least 719 'rebuilders' of Iraq have been killed while trying to restore the country to a peaceful existence. The peacemakers who do their constructive best are caught up in the struggles of the powerful doing their destructive worst.

Even before the U.S. and its "coalition of the willing" invaded Iraq for trumped-up ("weapons of mass destruction") reasons in 2003, there were analyses asserting that without a vision for a future without an American presence, Iraq would devolve into sectarian destructiveness.

Calling war "insane" is like calling the sky blue.

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