This is George Bush’s accountability moment. That’s why I’m here. The mainstream media aren’t holding him accountable. Neither is Congress. So I’m not leaving Crawford until he’s held accountable. - Cindy Sheehan

There are things worth fighting for. And there are even some worth dying for. But Iraq is not one of them. - James Moore

      
Marriage is love.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Let's declare war here at home

I want to bring the troops home, NOW. I want us to wage war, not on some nebulous specter of 'terrorism', but on our dependence on foreign oil. If we had spent the money that we have squandered in Iraq on a massive effort to develop alternative energy in this country, we could have saved so many lives. Now, that would have been a sacrifice WORTH making.

What would have happened if in response to 9/11 we had launched, instead of war on Iraq, a massive war against our own dependence on Saudi oil. If we had poured our anger, outrage, billions of dollars and military manpower and resources into a full-speed-ahead buildup of alternative energy sources (hydrogen, nuclear, wind and solar) where might we be today? People were so anxious to contribute and sacrifice after 9/11. We could have severely curtailed the use of petroleum, carpooled....we could have done what the US did in the war effort at the beginning of WWII. And our administration STILL refuses to enter a meaningful dialog with those who oppose not our freedom, but our occupation of Iraq.

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