Parting Shot

Nov 29, 2006 by

Before we leave I abjure you, as always, to read da po’ blog. The excerpt below is my parting shot before we leave the Bush Empire for the second part of our honeymoon…

On Friday, while gutting a veteran’s house with the Arabi Wrecking Krewe, an AWOL American soldier mentioned the wars and the recovery but made some connections:

“There are so many engineering units of the U.S. military – they should be here and not Iraq,” Pt. Kyle Snyder, 23, of Colorado Springs, Colo., said Friday.

Instead of flexing our military muscle to destroy buildings and lives in other parts of the world, we could be using that muscle to rebuild cities and lives in this part of the world.

A better world will not come by pointing the barrel of gun at it and commanding it to be better. You have to put the guns down and get in there and work on it.

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