Monday, January 29, 2007


I know. I normally stay away from topics that are 'hot button issues', but something happened tonight as I watched the national nightly news.

A new military rehabilitation hospital was opened for injured military veterans in Texas. They showed these amazing tools to aid the veterans and made a point of saying that it was completely funded by private donations and not "your tax dollars".

First of all, any of us should be happy to use our tax dollars to fund such a place. It is the least we can do for the men and women who have been permanently changed in body and spirit for this war.

They showed the men and women, disfigured and maimed from combat. I just felt so angry. I felt so angry at this administration for spinning this war. For spinning the lives of these people to a point where they no longer have arms, legs, or facial features.

I don't have to understand all the details and intricacies of the war to feel justified in my anger. I remember my uncle telling me at the beginning of the war that Iraq would become a hotbed of terrorism because of our actions. I didn't believe him.

I can't help but ask the question. If my uncle knew this would happen, wouldn't you think that the administration's thinkers and planners would know the same?

On a lighter note, I really like Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. You can watch it online for free.

1 comment:

pat said...

online for free? where? i just got them off iTunes.