It has been like watching a train wreck in slow motion. First,
I was involved in a meeting in
As talk about
I’m sure many people felt as helpless as I did. One needs to do something even if it isn’t much. This was when I started working on a website, a new experience for me. I didn’t know what else to do: I just started assembling all the evidence of the craziness I could find. The number of articles detailing the blunders, the distortions of truth, the dangers created by entering a region poorly understood by the administration has now grown far larger than I ever intended.
Now I realize I have been watching a train wreck in slow motion. What to do? No one seems remotely able to think of a realistic solution. And as always there is the continual reassurance by officials who claim to have secret information that we are going to make it, that was right to do it. Who can’t see now that the Bush administration is desperate? The course for them is already built in; they have no choice now: they have to lie. Once you start lying you have to keep on lying lest the whole stream of mis-statements, misunderstanding, misrepresentations, open and deliberate falsifications, become evident to all. And putrid to all, when the horror of it all will be unmasked. So many lives lost. So many beautiful young people destroyed. So many good men and women sacrificed for this arrogant folly. The tragedy is not over. The wreck is still happening. Day by day, frame by frame we are seeing it in slow motion.
I feel so helpless. So sad for my country, for our people, for those who in good faith have obediently served, risked their lives [and given them up, over 2500 now] for a boondoggle. I wonder if our country will ever live this down. So far the wreck is just now unfolding. In slow motion. And we watch helplessly.
Psalm 62:1-4. For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; … How long will you set upon a man to shatter him, all of you, …? They take pleasure in falsehood. They bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse.
Psalm 144: 5-8. Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down! … Stretch forth thy hand from on high, rescue me and deliver me from the many waters, from the hand of aliens, whose mouths speak lies, and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
Psalm 146: 3-7 Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no help. … Happy is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith for ever; who executes justice for the oppressed; …