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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A shameful anniversary - five years in Iraq

page one headline in today's wapo...
Five Years In Iraq

five years ago today, i was living in mexico and had the opportunity to watch my country initiate an illegal war from a south-of-the-border perspective... only a few days before, i had stood on the edge of the zocalo (central plaza) of the city where i lived and watched most of the young schoolchildren from the area assemble in protest against the coming invasion... in the simple, straightforward fashion of children everywhere, they had created their own posters and signs some of which brought tears to my eyes...

now, five years later, i am living in argentina, and preparing to spend the next two and one-half months in afghanistan, like iraq, a u.s.-sponsored wasteland... everywhere i go, i see that the world is so desperate for positive change... after listening to obama's speech yesterday and noting the positive response, i am heartened that maybe, just maybe, we're on the brink of seeing that change happen...

stay tuned...

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