Wednesday, September 10, 2008

On the anniversary of 9/11...






















I want to remember all the victims.

In the name of peace
They waged the wars
ain’t they got no shame
*




*From "The Great Pax Whitie" by Nikki Giovanni. Complete poem at Poetry Foundation.

Peace, Théodore Chassériau, 1844-48. Image from Web Gallery of Art.

5 comments:

Perfumeshrine said...

May there never be another day like that one.
*silent contemplation*

Bozo said...

Has anyone bothered to count the number of Iraqis who have been killed since our invasion? Nobody in Iraq was involved with 9/11 to begin with.

BitterGrace said...

It's a matter of controversy, Bozo. A conservative independent estimate can be found at Iraq Body Count:

http://www.iraqbodycount.org/

The Lancet published a survey done by Johns Hopkins which was much higher than IBC's. You can see discussion of it here:

http://www.opendemocracy.net/conflict-iraq/iraq_deaths_4011.jsp

and here:

http://www.juancole.com/2006/10/655000-dead-in-iraq-since-bush.html

whodat said...

PREACH IT, SISTAH WOMAN! It's good to hear the truth.

Mary said...

Violence truly begets violence.