Tuesday, February 01, 2005
Statement of Conscience: "We will not hand over our consciences...We refuse to be party to these wars, and we repudiate any inference that they are being waged in our name.
From the AP yesterday: "I came here to vote for our goal, which is freedom, and this is the first step toward democracy," said Abu Ahmed, a voter in Baqouba.
I was really dismayed at the use of "these wars" in the Statement of Conscience because it is hard to believe that anyone in America could be against the war in Afghanistan. Come to think of it, perhaps they should have called it the "Statement of Unconsciousness."
I often disagree with Roddy, but I thought this column was great.
I agree, too, with the "no gloating" thing. Gloating does not persuade anyone to your side, which is the whole point of politics, which is why it's crazy that a few Democrats are destroying their party's future chances by using hateful and contemptuous language aginst their opponents. (I am a former Democrat, by the way.)
Although I won't gloat about Iraq's glorious day of freedom to my anti-war friends, I am proud that I may have helped in a tiny way with my own "statement of conscience" by voting for Bush and by donating to charities such as Spirit of America and Operation Iraqi Children.
Apparently, he can fool some of you peole all of the time.