I just read your column “Confessions of an Old War Protestor” I just wanted to thank you for writing it and helping me to know that I am not alone in being against the war but for the troops. I feel like I have entered a world I do not know and am not sure who I can or cannot talk to.
Friends that I used to be able to talk to about anything, who would send me wonderful upbeat e-mail, now send me really sad things about how France, Turkey and Germany will be out of luck if they ever ask the USA for help, all because they said no to being involved in this not right war.
E-mails that try to claim God is with us in this. Does no one remember how Jesus said,” He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword.” He also said that if anyone harms a little child it shall be as a millstone around his neck. Is no one paying attention to the God they claim to follow. I received one early on that had a picture of a tornado with the head of an eagle within it, it was racing across the desert aimed at an old man leading a herd of camels, I thought to myself this picture is in the right proportion for what is going on.
We were indeed a tornado bearing down on an old man and some camels as far as weapons and power go.
I pray for our young men and women who are fighting and dying over there, I pray for the children, those who have died and those who are living through this hell, they all are the millstones we now wear around our necks. I pray that this has not damaged to badly the beliefs that made us a great country in the first place.
Thank-you again, I needed what you said.
“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive…….”
Eleonora Duse, 1858-1924
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