IS THIS WHAT AMERICAN MOTHERS ARE SUPPORTING?
I run my fingers through my childs hair. So young and beautiful. So full of life. So full of laughter. I pray for every single day that he’s safe. I pray that his Creator keeps him and every other child from harms way.I wonder what prayers Wafaa had for her six year old son Thaer when they boarded the bus in Baquba. What prayers did she have for her sons lifeless body? There is one power that a mother has – that is to comfort her child. The child instinctively turns to the mother when it’s in pain. When it needs to be reassured, soothed. When Thaer got shot, Wafaa couldn’t reassure her son that everything would be fine. She couldn’t return him to his normal happy state. Instead she had to pray for his soul and wail in pain for the suffering of her child and this pathetic senseless war.
It infuriates me to see mothers’ supporting the troops in Iraq or Afghanistan. They pray for the safe return of their sons’ and daughters’ – but do they pray for the innocent civilians who have been touched by America’s horrific war? As they clutch their bibles I wonder if they remember to say a prayer for all the little Thaers’? Or are they just collateral damage? While Bush is counting the money flow in to his pockets I wonder when he will find the time to count the number of lives he has devasted and killed.
At least 900 000 civilians have been killed and hundred thousands more by colera, maleria and other diseases. I think Bush has managed to do more damage than a couple of jars of Anthrax. Someone has to stop this mass murderer whose on the rampage for more American- imperialisme, yes American world-domination.