So I find this story on Iraq disintegrating as ethnic cleansing takes hold, and there was a very different and very visceral reaction I had to the story. I think there is a profound difference in the reactions I've had to instances of this before versus this one, because in this case it is partly our responsibility to assume as a nation for this atrocity. Say what you will about our real reasons for declaring war on Iraq, but the fact remains that it will be years before we as a nation can come to understand the ultimate prices we're going to pay for this war and its fallout. This is only beginning to unfold, there's little doubt in my mind that it has been an ongoing thing since this entire debacle started, its just not getting the kind of press it now is with a story like the above linked one. I am absolutely shaken to my core reading this, it's got my stomach in knots and I'm going to work up a post on the subject later in the week.
I posted earlier about John McCain getting booed at the New School commencement [link], and this morning I found a blog at the Huffington Post from Jean Rohe, the student speaker who went up before McCain and ripped him - check it out, it's an explaination from her about why she spoke up and a transcript of her speech.
For those who didn't know it,
Misery accomplished, Chimpy.