Thursday, 20 March 2008

Sad Anniversary

Five years ago today, I awoke to hear that the war on Iraq had started.

I went into Carmarthen and joined the protests there, which made me feel at least a bit less isolated and despairing.

Five years on, we are told the war is over, 'mission accomplished', job done. Yet the troops are still there, there are new atrocities on an almost daily basis, the weapons of mass destruction never existed, the 'intelligence' that led us there has been proved to be a web of misinformation and it is generally agreed that conditions for the average Iraqi have deteriorated during that period.

I don't know what else to say. I wish I had something wise and helpful and insightful to say. But I don't - I am just angry, and sad that it has been five years since we got into this mess, and we don't seem to be making things any better. Just a lot worse.

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one.
- John Lennon


deborah oak said...

yes. I can't believe it is five years now and counting. Trying to imagine peace at this time of balance.

Anonymous said...

It is particularly profound for me as 5 years ago I was watching it unfold from a peaceful little cocoon with my brand new baby girl. She starts school in 3 weeks and I cannot believe it is still happening and has been for her entire young life.

Moonroot said...

Caitlin - that really brings a new perspective in terms of how long it's been going on.