Additional troops being sent to Iraq…. It’s just a number for lots of people but for my family it’s a son, a husband, a father, and my brother.
This will be his 3rd tour in Iraq.
It’s hard not to be angry and disgusted and helpless. I’m going to draft a letter to write to my congresspeoples (living in MD I finally have representation!), but it seems so ineffectual. I didn’t vote for this president. I’ve never supported this war and never got the need for the invasion even in those unsettling days right after the pentagon/wtc attack.
With family over there I have to pay attention to the daily bombings and attacks, it’s like a constant rock in my gut. I wish there was some sort of hope. I wish the magical democracy that the president speaks of that could settle upon the land quelling the violence like pixie dust.
I’ll write a letter and hope for some sort of closure… I doubt it will come.